Brief Cognitive Status Exam (BCSE)

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Assess cognitive abilities quickly and reliably


David Wechsler

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16 years and older


Individual - 15 to 20 minutes

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Assess cognitive abilities quickly and reliably

The Brief Cognitive Status Exam helps evaluate global cognitive functioning in patients with dementia, mild learning disabilities, or suspected Alzheimer’s disease. This brief, reliable test is a stand-alone version of the optional Brief Cognitive Status Exam found in the WMS®-IV (Wechsler Memory Scale®, Fourth Edition).

Uses & Applications

The Brief Cognitive Status Exam is used by clinical psychologists, medical professionals, and other mental health professionals in hospitals, mental health facilities and assisted living facilities.

Features & Benefits 

  • Covers seven cognitive domains: Orientation, Time, Mental Control, Planning and Visual- Perceptual Processing, Incidental Recall, Inhibitory Control and Verbal Productivity
  • Designed to yield a performance classification focused on impaired rather than normal or superior performance (Average, Low Average, Borderline, Low, Very Low)
  • Provides classifications stratified by age and years of education

> Downloadable BCSE information sheet 


Price list

Complete kit:

Includes 25 UK record forms, notes for UK user, manual and WMS-IV scoring template
ISBN: 9780749162245
£186.42 inc VAT
Record Forms, pack of 25
ISBN: 9780749162207
£62.40 inc VAT

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