You are asked to evaluate a client who has had a stroke. Which one of the following tests is most appropriate?
ANSWER: BDAE-3: The Boston Diagnostic Aphasia Examination – Third Edition.
The BDAE has been around for some time now – one of the Dudes was using it in the 1980’s! – and it’s now in its third edition. It’s designed to determine and distinguish disorders of language function and neurologically recognized aphasic syndromes. The test contains a short form for rapid access to diagnostic classification and quantitative assessment.
The BDI-2 is the Batelle Development Inventory and screens, diagnoses, and evaluates children from infancy to age 8. Domains include personal-social, adaptive, motor, communication, and cognitive.
The BLT is the Bankson Language Test for kids aged 3:00 to 7:00. It aims to measure children’s psycholinguistic skills in the three general categories of semantic knowledge, morphological/syntactical rules, and pragmatics. Not to be confused with the sandwich of the same name!
The BTAIS-2 is the Birth to Three Assessment and Intervention System, which screens language comprehension and expression, nonverbal thinking, and motor development.
The Directory of Speech-Language Pathology Assessments collated by ASHA.
The BDAE from PsychCorp, a part of Pearson Education, Inc.