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Author: Robert K Heaton
Summary: A test of abstraction ability which provides objective measures of such problems as: inefficient conceptualization, perseveration, failure to maintain set, and inefficient learning/memory. May also be used as a clinical neuropsychological test to discriminate frontal from non-frontal lesions. The test has been standardized and normed for use with children, adolescents, and adults, ranging from 6 1/2 through 89 years of age.
Format: 1 manual (iv, 230 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.) + 2 sets of stimulus/response cards, 1 record booklet ( p.).
Library Record: WL 355 A171a 1990 ATOOLS (Reserve Desk)
Population: 7 to 89 years
Completion time: 20-30 minutes
URL Link to Publisher: http://www4.parinc.com/Products/Product.aspx?ProductID=WCST
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("cognitive performance test") AND ((((("Reproducibility of Results"[Mesh]) OR "Sensitivity and Specificity"[Mesh])) OR (reliabl* OR valid*)) OR (sensitiv* AND specif*))
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