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Assessment Tools: Boston diagnostic aphasia examination (3rd ed.)

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Boston diagnostic aphasia examination (3rd ed.)

Author: Harold Goodglass Edith Kaplan; Sandra Weintraub

Summary: The Boston Diagnostic Aphasia Examination aims to test for the (1) "presence and type of aphasic syndrome that leads to inferences concerning cerebral localization and underlying linguistic processes that may have been damaged and the strategies used to compensate for them; (2) measurement of performance over a wide range, for both initial determination and detection of change over time; (3) comprehensive assessment of the patient's assets and liabilities in all language areas as a guide to therapy." Testing for these three functions is useful to the speech pathologist, the neuropsychologist, and the neurologist.
Format: 1 box (1 book, 1 video, 3 books of picture cards, 3 sets of record booklets)

Library Record:  Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library Reserves (WL 141.5 N46 G651b3 2001 ATOOLS)

Population: Adults
Completion time: Untimed


  • 1 book
  • 1 video
  • 3 books of picture cards
  • 3 sets of record booklets)

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Determine Validity and Reliability    

To determine validity and reliability of this test copy and paste the search string into a PubMed (U of M faculty, students and affiliated users use this PubMed link):

("cognitive performance test") AND ((((("Reproducibility of Results"[Mesh]) OR "Sensitivity and Specificity"[Mesh])) OR (reliabl* OR valid*)) OR (sensitiv* AND specif*)) 

To search the validity and reliability in CINAHL copy and paste this search string into CINAHL (U of M faculty, students and affiliated users only)


(("cognitive performance test”) OR (IN cognitive performance test)) AND (( (MH "Reliability and Validity+") OR (MH "Measurement Issues and Assessments+") OR (MH "Predictive Validity") OR (MH "Sensitivity and Specificity") ) OR ( reliabil* OR valid* ) OR ( sensitivity and specificity ))

Use Policy

The Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library will provide assessment tools and outcome measures for loan to faculty, students and staff of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) with a valid University of Manitoba (U of M) Library ID. If you qualify to borrow a tool you will need to fill out and present this form to the NJMHSL Circulation staff.


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