Boston Assessment of Severe Aphasia (BASA)
This aphasia test is designed to be given to post stroke cases soon after the onset of symptoms, preferably at bedside. It can be given long before most other assessments are appropriate. The BASA probes the spared language abilities of persons with severe aphasia and provides diagnostic information needed for immediate treatment. The 61 items measure a wide variety of tasks and modalities, including auditory comprehension, bucco-facial or limb praxis, gesture recognition, oral and gestural expression, reading comprehension, writing, and visual spatial tasks.
||Nancy Helm-Estabrooks, Gail Ramsberger, Alisa R. Morgan and Marjorie Nicholas
||Examiner�s Manual, Custom Clipboard, Manipulatives, Stimulus Cards, and 25 Record Forms
||No age range
||30 - 40 minutes