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Boston Diagnostic Aphasia Exam (BDAE-III)
Availability
Please visit this website for more information about the instrument: Boston Diagnostic Aphasia Exam Link.
Classification
Supplemental: Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA) and Mitochondrial Disease (Mito)
Short Description of Instrument
The Boston Diagnostic Aphasia Examination helps to distinguish between disorders of language and disorders of aphasic syndromes. The test is organized into five major sections: Conservational and Expository Speech; Auditory Comprehension; Oral Expression; Understanding Written Language; and Writing.
Scoring
Scoring is based upon the severity rating scale, the rating scale profile of speech characteristics, and the pattern of performance across subtests and modalities after raw scores have been converted to z-scores. 2
References
Clinical measures of dysarthria in Friedreich Ataxia. Singh A, Epstein E, Myers LM, Farmer JM, Lynch DR. Mov Disord. 2010 Jan 15;25(1):108-11.
Aphasia Assessment Neuropsychology Central, Copyright 2001 Telepsychology Solutions/ J. N. Browndyke, Ph.D. Neuropsychology Central.
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