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Contingency Naming Test (CNT)
Availability
Classification
Supplemental: Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Short Description of Instrument
The CNT tests response switching with four different tasks. Each task has a different rule by which the subject must identify colored shapes (i.e. according to its color or to its shape).
 
PERMISSIBLE VALUES:
 
A cognitive flexibility index, numbers of errors and self-corrections, and response latency are scored
 
PROCEDURE:
 
The test takes around 5 minutes to administer
 
COMMENTS:
 
For children aged 6-16, although can be used in older adolescents.
 
RATIONALE:
 
“The CNT was selected as a Supplemental measure based on its good psychometric features, its sensitivity to TBI in children, and its availability in the public domain. The CNT has been used to study short and long term outcomes of moderate to severe TBI in children and it has been shown to predict social problem-solving skills.” – McCauley et al. 2012
References
Anderson V, Anderson P, Northam E, Jacobs R, and Mikiewicz O (2002). Relationships between cognitive and behavioral measures of executive function in children with brain disease. Child Neuropsychol 8(4), 231-240.
 
Muscara F, Catroppa C, Anderson V. (2008). The impact of injury severity on executive function 7-10 years following pediatric traumatic brain injury. Dev Neuropsychol 33(5), 623-636.
 
Riddle T, Suhr J. Extension of the Contingency Naming Test to adult assessment: psychometric analysis in a college student sample. Clin Neuropsychol. 2012;26(4):609-25.
 
Taylor HG, Albo VC, Phebus CK, Sachs BR, Bierl PG. Postirradiation treatment outcomes for children with acute lymphocytic leukemia: clarification of risks. J Pediatr Psychol. 1987 Sep;12(3):395-411.
 
Taylor H, Schatsneider C, Rich D. (1992). Sequelae of Haemophilus Influenzae meningitis: Implications for the study of brain disease and development. In M. Tramontana & S. Hooper (Eds.), Advances in clinical neuropsychology (Vol. I, pp. 50- 108). New York: Springer-Verlag.
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