The Ross Information Processing Assessment–Second Edition (RIPA-2) is a current revision of the popular Ross Information Processing Assessment. The addition of reliability and validity studies performed on individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major improvement in the test.
The RIPA-2 enables the examiner to quantify cognitive-linguistic deficits, determine severity levels for each skill area, and develop rehabilitation goals and objectives. The RIPA-2 provides quantifiable data for profiling 10 key areas basic to communicative and cognitive functioning:
1. Immediate Memory
2. Recent Memory
3. Temporal Orientation (Recent Memory)
4. Temporal Orientation (Remote Memory)
5. Spatial Orientation
6. Orientation to Environment
7. Recall of General Information
8. Problem Solving and Abstract Reasoning
10. Auditory Processing and Retention
The study sample included 126 individuals with traumatic brain injury in 17 states. The sample was representative of TBI demographics for gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status.