Assesses a broad range of cognitive-communicative deficits and functional ability in patients diagnosed with language and cognitive disorders or those with multiple disorders or whose diagnosis is not established.
Use the SCCAN to:
- identify patients with neurocognitive and communicative impairment
- determine the severity of the impairment
- help plan treatment
- measure changes in patient functioning over time
The test contents relate to daily activities adults would be expected to perform for independent living. The SCCAN has eight scales:
- Oral Expression
- Speech Comprehension
- Reading Comprehension
- Problem Solving
- 30-45 minutes
- Standard Scores
- Percentile Ranks
- Percentage Scores
Establish a basal and ceiling for each question set.
- Select the part of the SCCAN you wish to test (Part A, Part B, etc.) and administer the item identified as the Entry Point. If the response is correct, proceed to the following item. A basal is established when two consecutive items are correct.
- If the Entry Point item and/or the following item are incorrect, return to the first item in the question set and administer the items forward.
- A ceiling is established when two consecutive items in a question set are incorrect.
- Discontinue testing in this question set and move to the next Entry Point item.
The scales may be administered and interpreted by professionals trained in the use of individually administered assessment instruments. This includes speech-language pathologists, neuropsychologists, psychologists, and related rehabilitation professionals.
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