Boston Assessment of Severe Aphasia (BASA)

Author(s):Nancy Helm-Estabrooks, Gail Ramsberger, Alisa R. Morgan, and Marjorie Nicholas
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Age Range:Adult
Administration Time:30–40 minutes
Computerized Scoring:No
Description:Identifies and quantifies preserved skills in patients with severe or global aphasia. Appropriate for early bedside poststroke administration. Gestural and verbal responses are scored, as are refusals, affective responses, and perseverative responses. Tasks and modalities measured include auditory comprehension, buccofacial or limb praxis, gesture recognition, oral and gestural expression, reading comprehension, writing, and visual-spatial tasks.

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