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Behavioural Assessment of the Dysexecutive Syndrome (BADS)

The BADS is aimed at predicting everyday problems associated with the dysexecutive syndrome. Dysexecutive Syndrome includes disorders of planning, organization, problem solving, setting priorities, and attention and is one of the major areas of cognitive deficit that can impede functional recovery and the ability to respond to rehabilitation programs.

The BADS:

  • Specifically assesses skills and demands of everyday life
  • Is sensitive to capacities affected by frontal lobe damage
  • Emphasises capacities usually exercised in everyday situations

Authors: Barbara A Wilson, Nick Alderman, Paul W Burgess, Hazel Emslie and Jonathan J Evans.

Publishers: Pearson

Available in South Africa from: Innovact

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Brief Cognitive Status Exam (BCSE)

This test, aimed at adults 16 years and older, helps evaluate global cognitive functioning in patients with dementia, mild learning disabilities or suspected Alzheimer’s Disease. The brief test is a stand-alone version of the optional Brief Cognitive Status Exam found in the WMS-IV test. (Information attained from Innovact.)

Publishers: Pearson

Available in South Africa from: Innovact

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Brief Neuropsychological Cognitive Examination (BNCE)

This convenient test assesses the cognitive functions targeted in a typical neuropsychological exam. In less than 30 minutes, it gives you a general cognitive profile that can be used for screening, diagnosis, or follow-up. More efficient than a neuropsychological battery and more thorough than a screener, BNCE is an ideal way to evaluate the cognitive status of patients with psychiatric disorders or psychiatric manifestations of neurological diseases.

Authors: Joseph M. Tonkonogy, M.D., Ph.D.

Publishers: PsychCorp

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Children’s Color Trails Test™ (CCTT™)

The CCTT assesses sustained attention, sequencing, and other executive functions while reducing reliance on language and diminishing the effects of cultural bias and parental verbal report.

The CCTT is firmly rooted in child development and maturational theory, developmental neuropsychology, and child neurology. The salient features, color and number, were chosen because these characteristics are easier than letters for children to process and recognize.

Authors: Antolin M. Llorente, PhD, Jane Williams, PhD, Paul Satz, PhD, and Louis F. D’Elia, PhD

Publishers: PAR

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Continuous Visual Memory Test (CVMT)

The CVMT uses complex, ambiguous designs and a recognition format to measure visual learning and memory.

The clinical sensitivity of the CVMT has been demonstrated in patients with unilateral right hemisphere cerebral vascular accident (i.e., stroke), individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, and patients who have suffered severe head trauma.

Authors: Donald E. Trahan, PhD, Glenn J. Larrabee, PhD

Publishers: PAR

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Continuous Visual Memory Test

Delis-Kaplan Executive Function System (D-KEFS)

This test is for persons aged 8 – 89 years. It assesses executive functions such as flexibility of thinking, inhibition, problem solving, planning, impulse control, concept formation, abstract thinking and creativity in both verbal and spatial modalities. (Information received from Innovact.)

Publishers: Pearson

Available in South Africa from Innovact.

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Griffiths Mental Development Scales – Extended Revised (GMDS-R)

This test has two versions aimed at two age categories: babies aged 0 – 2 years and children aged 2 – 8 years. The test provides scores for 6 sub-sections: Locomotor Ability; Personal-Social Ability; Language; Eye and Hand coordination, Performance and Practical Reasoning.

Publisher: Hogrefe – The Test Agency.

Available in South Africa from Yvonne Smith.

E-mail: yvonne.smith@nmmu.co.za.

Tel.: 041 504 2354

 

ImPACT-SA

ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) is a web-based test developed in the USA to facilitate the management of sports concussion.  The test is the most commonly employed instrument of its type world-wide amongst professional as well as high school contact sports players, and is the only test for this purpose that is registered with the HPCSA for clinical use in South Africa.

Within the South African environment, Prof. Ann Edwards and Dr. Vicky Alexander will arrange for clinicians to access the ImPACT web-based test, and assist new test users with its administration and interpretation in the initial stages.

Luria-Nebraska Neuropsychological Battery (LNNB)

This test is aimed at individuals 15 years and older. It takes approx. 1.5 to 2.5 hours to administer. It is hand-scorable or scorable using software (which requires DOS).

There are two equivalent forms (Form I and Form II). Although both forms yield similar information, Form II features improved stimulus cards that are easier to use and includes one additional scale, Intermediate Memory, which permits a more detailed memory assessment. Form II is computer scored only.

The following is assessed using this test: Motor Functions; Rhythm; Tactile Functions; Visual Functions; Receptive Speech; Expressive Speech; Writing; Reading; Arithmetic; Memory and Intellectual Processes.

Available in South Africa from JvR and Partners.

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Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory III (MCMI III)

This test is for persons 18 years and older. It is used to measure adult psychopathology.

Publishers: Pearson

Available in South Africa from Innovact.

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Millon™ Clinical Multiaxial Inventory—III

Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory 2 (MMPI 2)

This test is for persons aged 18 – 80 years. It is a test of adult psychopathology.

Publishers: Pearson

Available in South Africa from Innovact.

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Neuropsychological Assessment Battery (NAB)

The NAB® is a comprehensive, modular battery of 33 neuropsychological tests developed to assess a wide array of cognitive skills and functions in adults (ages 18-79 years) with known or suspected disorders of the central nervous system. The NAB was developed with the overriding goal of providing a common set of core tests that serve as a comprehensive standard reference base suitable for most routine clinical applications that can be completed in less than 4 hours.

Publisher: Hogrefe

Available in South Africa from JvR and Partners

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Neuropsychological Impairment Scale (NIS)

This is a quick and convenient way to screen adults for neuropsychological symptoms. This brief self-report questionnaire addresses both global impairment and specific symptom areas, eliciting diagnostically relevant information that might otherwise go unreported. The NIS brings up symptoms that patients often fail to mention in a clinical interview.

The test’s subscale scores are: Cognitive efficiency; Attention; Memory; Frustration Tolerance; Learning-Verbal; Academic Skills and Critical Items.

An alternative version of the assessment, the Observer report, can be completed by a relative or close friend, providing a different perspective on the person’s symptoms.

Authors: William E. O’Donnell, PhD, MPH; Clinton B. DeSoto, PhD; Janet L. DeSoto, EdD and Don McQ. Reynolds, PhD

Publisher: Pearson

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Neuropsychological Impairment Scale

Picture Vocabulary Test, Fourth Ed. (PPVT-4)

The PPVT-4 scale is a norm-referenced, wide-range instrument for measuring the receptive (hearing) vocabulary of children and adults. Enlarged and colorized, this PPVT edition is available in two parallel forms (Form A and Form B) that are administered individually. Each form contains training items and 228 test items, each consisting of four full-color pictures as response options on a page. For each item, the examiner says a word, and the examinee responds by selecting the picture that best illustrates that word’s meaning.

Authors: PhD Lloyd M. Dunn & PhD Douglas M. Dunn

Publisher: Pearson

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Quick Neurological Screening Test II (QNST-II)

The QNST-II includes the latest research findings concerning the soft neurological signs that may accompany learning disabilities. The test alerts special education professionals to physical problems – in dexterity, visual tracking, spatial orientation, tactile perceptual abilities, and motor skills – that often co-occur with learning disabilities.

Authors: Margaret Mutti, MA; Harold M. Sterling, MD; N Martin, PhD and Norma V. Spalding, EdD

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Raven’s Progressive Matrices

Raven’s Progressive Matrices enjoy a long and famous history in the assessment of general cognitive abilities in children. The Progressive Matrices usefully provide an assessment of non-verbal ability, an important feature for ethnically diverse populations.

It is a measure of deductive ability – the ability to make sense and meaning out of complex or confusing data; the ability to perceive new patterns and relationships, and to forge (largely non-verbal) constructs which make it easy to handle complexity.

The Raven’s Progressive Matrices comes in 3 formats:

  • Colour Progressive Matrices (CPM) (for use with children and elderly people)
  • Standard Progressive Matrices (SPM) (for use with the general population)
  • Advanced Progressive Matrices (APM) (top 20% of the population)

Publisher: Pearson

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Rey 15-Item Test

The Rey 15-Item test is a test designed by Rey (1964) to detect malingering.

The test is in the public domain.  Readers can reproduce the tests using descriptions given in texts such as Lezak, et al. (2012) and Strauss, et al. (2006).  Subscribers to NeuropsychologySA can also access the test, including the administration and scoring instructions here.

References:

Lezak, M. D. (1983). Neuropsychological Assessment (2nd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.

Rey, A. (1964). L’examen clinique en psychologie. Paris: Universitaires de France.

Strauss, E. S., Sherman, E. M., & Spreen, O. (2006). A Compendium of Neuropsychological Tests: Administration, Norms, and Commentary. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Rey Complex Figure Test and Recognition Trial (RCFT)

The RCFT measures visuospatial ability and visuospatial memory. The RCFT standardizes the materials and procedures for administering the Rey complex figure. The Recognition trial measures recognition memory for the elements of the Rey complex figure and assesses the respondent’s ability to use cues to retrieve information.

Authors: J.E. Meyers & K.R. Meyers

Publishers: PAR

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Rookwood Driving Battery (RDB)

This consists of a battery of simple neuropsychological tests designed to assess basic cognitive functions essential for safe driving. The battery takes 30 – 40 minutes to administer. Each of the tests is simple and performance is not dependent on IQ. (Information taken from Innovact.)

Publisher: PAR

Available in South Africa from Innovact.

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Stroop Color and Word Test

Stroop results can be used in the diagnosis of brain dysfunction and in the evaluation of stress, personality, cognition, ADHD, and psychopathology. Because it is brief, requires very little education, and is not culturally biased, this unique test is an ideal way to screen for neuropsychological deficits.

While the adult version of the test is appropriate for individuals 15 years of age and up, a new children’s version can be used with 5- to 14-year-olds. Specifically designed for, normed on, and interpreted for children, this version generates T-scores, by age, based on means and standard deviation. (Adult T-scores are based on multiple regression equations, using age and education.)

Publisher: MHS

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Stroop Neuropsychological Screening Test (SNST)

In just 5 minutes, the SNST briefly assesses cognitive processing and provides valuable information on brain dysfunction, cognition, and psychopathology—all of which affect an individual’s ability to cope with cognitive stress and process complex input. Results may highlight the need for more specific testing.

Authors: Max R. Trenerry, PhD, Bruce Crosson, PhD, James DeBoe, PhD, and William R. Leber, PhD

Publishers: PAR

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Symbol Digit Modalities Test (SDMT) Alternate Forms

The Symbol Digit Modalities Test (SDMT) is used to assess divided attention, visual scanning, tracking and motor speed.

This test may be reproduced using the information provided below.

Alternate forms by Hinton-Bayre and Geffen (2005) are available and psychologists have permission to make their own by copying the forms on page 622 of the book, “A Compendium of Neuropsychological Tests” by Strauss, et al. (2006).  According to the authors, the forms must be printed on A4 sized pages.  The forms must be photocopied and enlarged so that the information under the forms (the form and copyright information) does not show.

The forms are also available on this website: http://www.assbi.com.au/sdm%20test.html

Research on the compatibility of the alternate forms to the original version found that there was reasonable alternate form comparability (Hinton-Bayre & Geffen, 2005).**

Norms for the original version of the SDMT can be found in Strauss, et al, (2006).

*Strauss, E, Sherman, E.M.S, & Spreen, O. (2006).  A Compendium of Neuropsychological Tests: Administration, Norms and Commentary. Oxford University Press, New York.

*Hinton-Bayre, A, & Geffen, G. (2005). Comparability, Reliability, and Practice Effects on Alternate Forms of the Digit Symbol Substitution and Symbol Digit Modalities Tests. Psychological Assessment, Vol 17(2), Jun 2005, 237-241. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/1040-3590.17.2.237

Test of Everyday Attention (TEA)

This test is for persons aged 18 years to 80 years. It measures selective attention, sustained attention and attentional switching.

Publisher: Pearson

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Test of Everyday Attention for Children (TEA-Ch)

This test is for childern and adolescents aged 6 – 16 years. It measures different attentional capacities.

Publisher: Pearson

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Test of Premorbid Functioning

This test is for ages 16 – 89 years. It is a revised and updated version of the Wechsler Test of Adult Reading and enables clinicians to estimate an individual’s level of intellectual functioning beforethe onset of injury or illness. It takes less than 10 minutes to administer. (Information from Innovact.)

Publisher: Pearson

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Tower of LondonDX 2nd Edition

Children with acquired and developmental problems often exhibit impairment in executive planning. The TOLDX 2nd Edition measures higher order problem-solving ability. The information it provides is not only useful when assessing frontal lobe damage, but also when evaluating attention disorders and executive functioning difficulties. This new edition includes a Stimulus-Bound score that is particularly useful when assessing older adults. The score is rarely produced by healthy older adults, but, when apparent, suggests significant cognitive impairment consistent with dementia or seriously compromised frontally mediated executive control. New normative data for older adults is also included in the 2nd edition, along with recent research findings.

Publisher: MHS

Available in South Africa from JvR and Partners

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Victoria Stroop Test (VST)

The Victoria Stroop Test (VST) is a test of cognitive flexibility and inhibition, both executive functions.

The test is in the public domain and can be accessed through texts such as as Strauss, Sherman, & Spreen (2006).

Subscribers to NeuropsychologySA can access the test, including the stimulus cards and instructions for administration and scoring here.

References:

Strauss, E. S., Sherman, E. M., & Spreen, O. (2006). A Compendium of Neuropsychological Tests: Administration, Norms, and Commentary. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale – Fourth SA Edition (WAIS®-IVSA)

In recognition of emerging demographic and clinical trends, the WAIS-IVSA was developed to provide clients with an advanced measure of cognitive ability. The WAIS-IVSA is a comprehensive measure of adult intelligence can be used for a variety of psychological purposes from qualification for special services to identification and treatment of psychological disability.

WAIS-IV SA is used in the following areas:
• Selection processes
• Learning in higher education (e.g., identifying disabilities, concessions assessment)
• Clinical and Neuropsychological assessment
• Psycho-legal assessment (e.g., qualification for disability grants)
• Psychological research

Author: David Wechsler

Available in South Africa from: Mindmuzik Media  and JvR Psychometrics

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Wechsler Individual Achievement Test® Second Edition (WIAT®-II)

The purpose is the assessment of:

  • Reading (Word Reading, Reading Comprehension, PseudoWord Decoding)
  • Numerical attainment (Numerical Operations, Mathematical Reasoning)
  • Written language attainment (Spelling, Written Expression)
  • Oral language attainment (Listening Comprehension, Oral Expression)

Target Group:

  • 4-16 years 11 months
  • UK norms

Administration:

  • Individual
  • Software scoring available

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