The NAB Provides an Efficient, Comprehensive Assessment of Attention, Language, Memory, Spatial Processing, and Executive Functions in Less Than 4 Hours…The NAB is a comprehensive, integrated, modular battery of 33 new neuropsychological tests developed to assess a wide array of neuropsychological skills and functions in adults (ages 18-97 years) who have known or suspected disorders of the central nervous system? The individual tests are grouped into six modules: Attention, Language, Memory, Spatial, Executive Functions, and Screening (which allows the clinician to determine which of the other five domain-specific modules are appropriate to administer to an individual patient).
The NAB has excellent psychometric properties, includes extensive normative and validation data, provides clinical information that meets the needs of a broad range of modern referral sources, and offers two equivalent forms that reduce practice effects and facilitate reevaluation. The examiner can administer the entire NAB for a comprehensive evaluation of neuropsychological functioning in less than 4 hours. The NAB was created and developed over 7 years and was funded, in part, through grants from the National Institute of Mental Health. Decisions about the content and format of the NAB were guided by the results of the publisher’s national survey of neuropsychological assessment practices and needs, as well as by the feedback and guidance of members of the NAB Advisory Council (a group of experts recognized nationally in the field of clinical neuropsychology) and numerous other consultants and contributors.