Controlled Oral Word Association Test
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The Controlled Oral Word Association Test (COWAT) is a measure of verbal fluency and is a subtest of the Multilingual Aphasia Examination (MAE; Benton, Hamsher, & Sivan, 1994). The COWAT uses the three letter set of C, F, and L to assess phonemic fluency. Individuals are given 1 min to name as many words as possible beginning with one of the letters. The procedure is then repeated for the remaining two letters (see Strauss, Sherman, & Spreen, 2006 and Benton, Hamsher, Rey, & Sivan, 1994 for specific administration instructions). Several tests of phonemic fluency exist, some of which are part of larger test batteries (e.g., the MAE or the Neurosensory Center Comprehensive Examination for Aphasia; Spreen & Benton, 1977) and others that can be administered independently (e.g., the F-A-S Test).
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- Controlled Oral Word Association Test
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- Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology
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- 3190. Department of Communicartive Sciences and Disorders, California State University East Bay, 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd., 94542, Hayward, CA, USA
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