Spot the Word, Second Edition (STW 2)

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Key information

Assess premorbid intellectual and cognitive abilities and functioning with Spot the Word, Second Edition.

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Age Range:

16 years to 90 years


Individual - untimed

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Spot the Word, Second Edition (STW 2) allows you to assess premorbid verbal abilities, using a robust lexical decision task.

The test involves presenting an individual with pairs of items comprising one word and one non-word, for example, ‘flonty – xylophone’, the individual is required to point to the real word in the pair.

This format allows lexical decisions to be made through multiple methods including; meaning, familiarity, appearance and sound of words.

It is brief and easy to administer, and is particularly useful for clinical psychologists, neurologists and geriatricians.

Features and Benefits

STW 2 excels in the way it:

  • does not require individuals to make a verbal response
  • requires familiarity, but not necessarily the capacity to pronounce correctly, so is resistant to the effects of stress or brain damage
  • has been standardised on approximately 250 UK adults between the ages of 16 and 90
  • has been normed alongside the new WAIS-IVUK, TOPF UK and TFLSUK
  • is sensitive to the effects of closed head injury, normal ageing, Alzheimer’s disease Schizophrenia, and to a wide range of drugs and stressors.

Price list

STW Complete kit:

Includes manual, record forms (25), reading card and bag
ISBN: 9780749162405
£141.80 inc VAT
Currently out of stock, available to pre-order
Record forms, pack of 25
ISBN: 9780749162382
£38.40 inc VAT

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