Alan Baddeley, Hazel Emslie, Ian Nimmo-Smith
Measure the slowing in cognitive processes
16 to 65 years
The Speed of Comprehension Test — Five Forms; The Spot-the-Word Vocabulary Test — Two Forms
Aged-scaled scores and percentile rankings
The Speed and Capacity of Language Processing Test (SCOLP) measures the slowing in cognitive processes that can be experienced by individuals with brain damage. SCOLP consists of two separate measures: The Speed of Comprehension Test allows the rate of information processing to be measured, and The Spot-the-Word Test provides a framework for interpreting the results of the first test. SCOLP enables differentiation between a subject who has always been slow and a subject whose performance has been impaired as a result of brain damage or some other stressor. It is sensitive to the effects of closed head injury, normal aging, Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, and to a wide range of drugs and stressors, including alcohol. The SCOLP is brief and easy to administer and will be particularly useful to neurologists, clinical psychologists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists.