Cognitive Linguistic Quick Test-Plus (CLQT+)


Key information

Quickly measure cognitive and linguistic strengths and weaknesses

Publication Year:

2017 (CLQT+); 2001 (CLQT)

Age Range:

18 to 89 years


15 to 30 minutes

Qualification Code:


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The CLQT+ (Cognitive Linguistic Quick Test-Plus) is the updated version of the Cognitive Linguistic Quick Test (CLQT), which was designed by leading neurobehavioral researcher and author, Nancy Helm-Estabrooks, ScD, to assist with assessing strengths and weaknesses in five cognitive domains (Attention, Memory, Executive Functions, Language, and Visuospatial Skills).

The CLQT+ adds an important element--an optional new administration path for people with aphasia. Including one new semantic comprehension task and scoring for several elements within the current tasks.

The CLQT+ gives you:

  • More flexibility in your administration
  • Clearer interpretation for people with aphasia
  • The same foundation for a quick, reliable cognitive assessment at table or bedside
  • An effective tool for English- or Spanish-speaking adults with known or suspected neurological impairment as a result of stroke, traumatic brain injury, or dementia.

Content and Administration: 

CLQT+ offers two standard administration paths--a Traditional Administration and an Aphasia Administration. Whether you administer at bedside or in an office, the tasks administered for each path are slightly different:

Traditional Administration

Aphasia Administration

  • Personal Facts
  • Symbol Cancellation
  • Confrontation Naming
  • Clock Drawing
  • Story Retelling
  • Symbol Trails
  • Generative Naming
  • Design Memory
  • Mazes
  • Design Generation

  • Personal Facts
  • Symbol Cancellation*
  • Confrontation Naming
  • Clock Drawing
  • Story Retelling
  • Symbol Trails*
  • Generative Naming
  • Design Memory
  • Mazes*
  • Design Generation
  • Semantic Comprehension

*Additional points scored for following auditory directions within this task for the Aphasia Administration.

Users and Applications: 

The CLQT+ can be used by:

  • Speech-language pathologists
  • Occupational therapists
  •  Therapists /Neuropsychologists
  • Other qualified professionals interested in a quick measure of cognitive/linguistic status
  • As part of a larger screening/assessment process
  • For intervention planning and progress monitoring

The CLQT+ is particularly suited for several special uses:

  • Progress monitoring--Because of its brief administration time, the CLQT+ may be used at intervals in recovery to show progress. In particular, the Clock Drawing task may be used descriptively as a "mini-screen" of cognitive status--every few days to a week in recovery or at an interval of at least two months with cognitive decline, such as dementia.
  • Driving assessments--Occupational therapists and related professionals may use the CLQT+ as part of a larger assessment process on driving readiness, to quickly assess cognitive skills needed for safe and successful vehicle operation.
  • Competency assessment--Now with the Aphasia Administration, individuals with language impairment/aphasia can show cognitive ability levels apart from a language disorder.
  • Research--In adults with multiple types of neurological impact (e.g., TBI, stroke, neurodegenerative disease), professionals may use the CLQT+ due to its comprehensive focus in connection with its efficient administration time for patients of all severity levels.

Psychometric Information: 

Original CLQT

One pilot (n=13) and three studies (n=92, 154, and 119, respectively) established the reliability and validity of the CLQT. Criterion cut scores, domain scores, and severity ratings were developed from these data sets along with the author's clinical expertise.

Aphasia sample (CLQT+)

One clinical study including 76 individuals diagnosed with aphasia associated with left hemisphere strokes were given the revised version of the CLQT. Consistent with the original CLQT data, scores have been provided for two age groups: ages 18–69 and ages 70–89. In general, as expected, average task scores are lower for the aphasia sample compared to the nonclinical sample.

Information for current CLQT users: 

If you are a current user of CLQT you can purchase individual components separately to upgrade to the CLQT+. To do this you will need to order: 

  • CLQT+ Record Forms (25) or  
  • CLQT+  Response Booklets (English/Spanish) &  Record Forms (English) Combination pack (25 of each)   
  • CLQT+ Stimulus Manual
  • CLQT+ Manual Supplement. 

Price list

Manual Administration Kits

CLQT+ Complete Kit

CLQT+ Manual Supplement, CLQT+ Record Forms (25), CLQT+ Stimulus Book, CLQT Examiner's Manual, Response Booklets (25), Symbol Cancellation/Trails Transparencies.
ISBN: 9780158008141
£296.40 inc VAT


CLQT+ Response and Record Forms Combo (25 each)

ISBN: 9780158008189
£105.60 inc VAT

CLQT Response Booklets (25)

ISBN: 9780158010595
£60.00 inc VAT

CLQT+ Record Forms (25)

ISBN: 9780158010601
£60.00 inc VAT


CLQT+ Stimulus Manual

ISBN: 9780158008196
£110.00 inc VAT

CLQT+ Manual Supplement

ISBN: 9780158009742
£12.00 inc VAT

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