The Cognitive Assessment of Minnesota provides an understanding of the theoretical framework to assess significant areas of cognition. It can be used to establish a base line as well as to validate treatment. The assessment goals include:
- Screening and evaluating a variety of cognitive skills in a short amount of time
- Producing easy documentation of cognitive skills and problems.
The assessment is an objective measure that helps standardise the evaluation of clients with cognitive dysfunction.
Within the hierarchy are 17 subtests to measure:
- Memory orientation
- Visual neglect
- Temporal awareness
- Auditory memory and sequencing
- Simple maths skills
- Safety and judgement.