Arizona Battery for Communication Disorders of Dementia (ABCD)

Author(s):Kathryn A. Bayles and Cheryl K. Tomoeda
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Age Range:Adults suspected of having Alzheimer's disease
Administration Time:45-90 minutes
Language(s):English, French, Spanish
Computerized Scoring:No
Description:A normed assessment that quantifies cognitive-linguistic impairments in people suspected of having Alzheimer's disease. Screens speech discrimination, visual perception, and literacy. Eighteen subtests assess mental status, immediate and delayed recall of stories, auditory comprehension, repetition, word learning, reading, naming, drawing, and figure copying. Many subtests useful for head trauma patients. Test provides norms for young adults.Reviewed in Asha, Dec. 1992.

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