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Bedside Western Aphasia Battery Revised
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Short Description of Instrument
The Bedside Western Aphasia Battery-Revised (Bedside Record Form), a shortened version of the Western Aphasia Battery Revised (WAB-R), is designed to evaluate a participant's/subject's language function following stroke, dementia, or other acquired neurological disorder. (Kertesz, 2006). The Bedside Record Form provides quick assessment for clinicians with time constraints and busy schedules, or patients that cannot tolerate a longer assessment. The Bedside Record Form measures linguistics skills to assess for the presence of aphasia and certain nonlinguistic skills, such as drawing, calculation, block design, and praxis. The results provide diagnostic information as to the types of aphasia the participant/subject may have.
Scoring and Psychometric Properties
The WAB-R uses a criterion cut score norm. Available scores for the Bedside Record Form include: Beside Aphasia Score, Bedside Language Score, and Bedside Aphasia Classification. (Pearson Education Inc., 2020)
Kertesz, A. (2006). Western aphasia battery revised. San Antonio, TX: Harcourt Assessment.
Pearson Education, Inc. WAB™-R Brochure. (2020). Accessed 27Oct2021. Available from:  
Document last updated October 2021