A short battery of neuropsychological tests for accurate cognitive analysis. Useful for the assessment of acquired brain injury, other neurological disorders and mental capacity.
Ages 18-74 years
The Short Parallel Assessments of Neuropsychological Status (or 'SPANS') is a short battery of cognitive tasks that produce seven reliable index scores including Orientation, Attention/Concentration, Language, Memory/Learning, Visuo-Motor Performance, Efficiency and Cognitive Flexibility. The assessment includes two alternate versions, SPANS A and SPANS B, for reliable retest while minimising practice effects.
Dr Gerald Burgess, author of the SPANS, describes the assessments:
Subtest selection was derived from clinical experience and common referral questions such as to aid rehabilitation/management planning and assessing mental capacity, and extensive interpretation guidelines and special considerations are provided in the test manual. Standardised interpretation (T scores and percentiles) for each index score is available for four age groups, 18-32, 33-50, 51-64, and 65-74. The SPANS demonstrates very good convergent and divergent validity, sensitivity and specificity, and discrimination between left and right hemisphere impairment.
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Qualification level required:
Level 2. Please see our Test User Qualifications page for guidance
Standardised interpretation (T scores and percentiles) for each index score is available for four age groups, 18-32, 33-50, 51-64, and 65-74.