Munro Cullum, Kathy Saine, Myron F. WeinerAge Range:
16:0–90:0 years oldScoring Option:
T-Score and Cumulative PercentagesScoring Options:
Manual scoringPublication Date:
Quickly screen to determine appropriate level of care.
TFLS provides an ecologically valid, performance-based screening tool to help identify the level of care an individual requires. Brief and easy to use, the TFLS is especially well-suited for use in assisted living and nursing home settings.
Users & Applications
TFLS can help support diagnostic work-ups, placement decisions, treatment planning, evaluation of treatment outcomes, and monitoring of disease progression. The instrument is used by a range of professionals, including by:
- Neuropsychologists and clinical psychologists working with all age ranges, to determine appropriate level of care
- Social workers, to evaluate changes in level of care for individuals
- Researchers in pharmaceuticals companies, to help conduct Alzheimer/dementia drug efficacy trials
TFLS helps measure an individual’s ability in four functional domains:
- Time—Ability to use clocks and calendars
- Money and Calculation—Ability to count money and write checks
- Communication—Ability to make a snack and use phones and phone books
- Memory—Ability to remember simple information and to take medications
Features and Benefits
- The instrument is linked with the WAIS®-IV and the WMS®-IV. TFLS is particularly useful with individuals suffering from dementia because it focuses primarily on skills likely to be affected by cognitive decline.
TFLS has been standardized with the WAIS-IV and WMS-IV.