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Supplemental: Stroke and Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysm and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH)
|Short Description of Instrument||
Purpose: The Token Test is used to assess auditory comprehension in persons with developmental and acquired disorders affecting language. The examinee provides a gestural response in response to a verbal command.
The Token Test is excellent for detecting mild auditory comprehension deficits, but less useful for assessing other aspects of auditory comprehension (such as semantic comprehension) or functional communication.
|Scoring and Psychometric Properties||
Scoring: The test is scored on a scale of 0–163. The mean score for adults (and adolescent 14 years or older) is 161. Scores lower than 157 are virtually absent in a normal adult population.
Psychometric Properties: The test shows excellent and good inter-rater reliability, while some parts have lower coefficients.
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Document last updated June 2020