Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Test of Everyday Attention for Children

  • Allison S. EvansEmail author
  • Andrew Preston
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_1299




The Test of Everyday Attention for Children (TEA-Ch) is a standardized and normed clinical battery that measures different attentional capacities in children aged 6–16.

Historical Background

The TEA-Ch was adapted from the Test of Everyday Attention(TEA), a measure used with adults. The TEA and TEA-Ch were developed based on theoretically and empirically driven research on attention. The TEA-Ch was developed to assess the multidimensional nature of attention, while taking into account that attentional skills develop throughout childhood. The measure is based on a premise that as children age, they improve in their performance on tasks that tap a range of attentional components, with different patterns of development identified for the separate elements of attention. As with the TEA, the TEA-Ch was developed, in part, as an attempt to address the limitations of the existing tasks and measures of attention, including the confounds with other cognitive...

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References and Readings

  1. Manly, T., Robertson, I. H., Anderson, V., & Nimmo-Smith, I. (1999). TEA-Ch: The test of everyday attention for children manual. Bury St Edmunds: Thames Valley Test Company.Google Scholar
  2. Manly, T., Anderson, V., Nimmo-Smith, I., Turner, A., Watson, P., & Robertson, I. (2001). The differential assessment of children’s attention: The Test of Everyday Attention for Children (TEACh), Normative sample and ADHD performance. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 42, 1065–1087.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Concord Comprehensive Neuropsychological ServicesConcordUSA
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsChapel Hill Pediatric PsychologyChapel HillUSA