Barbara L. Dabul
Use the Apraxia Battery for Adults-Second Edition (ABA-2) to measure the presence and severity of apraxia in adolescents and adults.
The objective scoring system provides the clinician with an initial step toward assessing recovery in relation to severity of apraxia. This individually administered test consists of six subtests that together take about 20 minutes to administer:
•Increasing Word Length
•Limb Apraxia and Oral Apraxia
•Latency Time and Utterance Time for Polysyllabic Words
•Repeated Trials Test
•Inventory of Articulation Characteristics of Apraxia.
The ABA-2 has been updated and redesigned. Those features clinicians found useful were preserved, and added features make the test even more effective at detecting the severity of apraxia. More difficult items have been added to two subtests to raise the ceiling so clinicians can identify patients with mild apraxia. Pictures and items have been updated and new normative data were collected in the Fall and Spring of 1998 and 1999. The new Level of Impairment Profile yields a pattern of scores that describes one of several different types of apraxic speakers.
Complete ABA-2 Kit includes Examiner’s Manual, Picture Book, and 25 Profile/Examiner Record Forms, all in a sturdy storage box. (2000)