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Author: Aaron Smith
Summary: The Symbol Digit Modalities Test (SDMT), a measure for screening cerebral dysfunction in children and adults, involves the conversion of meaningless geometric designs into written and/or oral number responses. The test was constructed and developed on neuropsychological principles and is a simple test that normal children and adults easily perform.
Format: Patient substitutes a number, either orally or written, for randomized presentations of geometric figures
Library Record: Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library Reserves (WS 350.8 A8 S642s 1982 ATOOLS )
Population: 8 years and up
Completion time: Less than 5 minutes
Equipment: 1 manual + 1 score sheet ; 28 cm
URL Link to Publisher: http://www.wpspublish.com/store/p/2955/symbol-digit-modalities-test-sdmt
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