BTA™ Brief Test of Attention™

David Schretlen, PhD

Purpose: Assesses severity of attentional impairment
Format: Paper and pencil
Age range: 17 years to 82 years
Time: 10 minutes

Qualification level: B

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The BTA provides a rapid, bedside assessment of attentional impairment and can be used with individuals with visual and motor impairments that preclude tests requiring visual scanning or manual dexterity.

An auditory perception task that measures divided attention in the verbal-linguistic system

  • Two parallel forms, presented using an audio CD, require the client to count numbers or letters from lists read aloud of both.
  • The number of correctly monitored lists is summed across both forms, with raw scores ranging from 0 to 20.

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6660-KT BTA Introductory Kit includes BTA Professional Manual, Stimulus Audio CD, and 50 Scoring Forms, 6500-TM BTA Professional Manual, 6499-EQ BTA Stimulus Audio CD, 6661-SF BTA Scoring Forms (pkg/50)