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Speed and Capacity of Language Processing Test (SCOLP)

Product Description

Although many tests exist to detect and measure breakdown in language processing there are very few tests which are designed to measure the more common slowing in cognitive processes that can be experienced by brain damaged subjects.

The authors have developed two sensitive measures which addresses this.

The first, The Speed of Comprehension Test, allows the rate of information processing to be measured; and the second, The Spot-the-Word Test, provides a framework for interpreting the results of the first test.

Hence The Speed and Capacity of Language-Processing Test (SCOLP) enables differentiation between a subject who has always been slow and a subject whose performance has been impaired as a result of brain damage or some other stressor.

The SCOLP is brief and easy to administer and will be particularly useful to neurologists, geriatricians, clinical psychologists, occupational therapists and speech therapists.

The Speed of Comprehension Test

The subject verifies as many sentences as possible in two minutes. The sentences are all obviously true or are false, being based on a mismatch of subject and predicate from true sentences.

Such combinations can be rather bizarre, hence the test is sometimes referred to as ‘Silly Sentences’.

Errors tend to be uniformly low in most groups of patients, while speed proves to be a very sensitive and reliable measure.

The Spot-the-Word Vocabulary Test

The subject is given pairs of items, each comprising one real word and one non-word, and required to indicate the real word.

Words range from common to very obscure. Number correct correlates with verbal intelligence and vocabulary. Sixty pairs are presented and performance is un-speeded.

Reliability

There are two parallel forms. Parallel form reliability, calculated on a sample of 224, was 0.88.

Validity

Correlates strongly with the Mill Hill Vocabulary Test and National Adult Reading Test (NART).

Sensitivity

The test was devised to be resistant to the effects of stress or brain damage.

The test is sensitive to the effects of closed head injury, normal ageing, Alzheimer’s disease and Schizophrenia, and to a wide range of drugs and stressors, including alcohol, benzo-diazapines, and High Pressure Nervous Syndrome.

Speed-capacity discrepancy

Norms are available (age range 16 years to 65 years) to assess the extent to which comprehension speed deviates from that predicted by vocabulary.

This provides an indication of the probable degree of cognitive impairment.

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Complete kit:

Includes manual, 6 packs of 25 scoring sheets and 3 acetates in a bag
ISBN:9780749131500
£139.00
£180.30 inc VAT
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Speed of Comprehension Test A, scoring sheets, pack of 25
ISBN:9780749131548
£27.00
£32.40 inc VAT
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Speed of Comprehension Test B, scoring sheets, pack of 25
ISBN:9780749131555
£27.00
£32.40 inc VAT
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Speed of Comprehension Test C, scoring sheets, pack of 25
ISBN:9780749131562
£27.00
£32.40 inc VAT
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Speed of Comprehension Test D, scoring sheets, pack of 25
ISBN:9780749131579
£27.00
£32.40 inc VAT
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Spot the Word Vocabulary Test A, scoring sheets, pack of 25
ISBN:9780749131586
£27.00
£32.40 inc VAT
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Spot the Word Vocabulary Test B, scoring sheets, pack of 25
ISBN:9780749131593
£27.00
£32.40 inc VAT
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All tests, scoring sheets, 6 packs of 25
ISBN:9780749131609
£109.50
£141.90 inc VAT
Currently out of stock, available to pre-order

Key Information

Description

Measure the slowing in cognitive processes

Author(s)

Alan Baddeley

Hazel Emslie

Ian Nimmo-Smith

Publication Year

1992

Age Range

16 years to 65 years

Administration

Individual - Untimed

Qualification Code

CL2


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