Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

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

Reitan-Indiana Aphasia Screening Test

  • Nicholas JasinskiEmail author
  • Kenneth Podell
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_208


The Reitan-Indiana Aphasia Screening Test is a modified version of the Halstead-Wepman Aphasia Screening Test (Halstead and Wepman 1949) and is contained in the Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Battery (HRNB; Reitan and Wolfson 1993). The Reitan-Indiana Aphasia Screening Test contains 32 items intended to assess language and other neurocognitive abilities. The test taps various neuropsychological processes via naming (either verbally or written) and copying of line drawings, reading, verbal repetition, performing simple arithmetic problems, and following simple commands.

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In the pathognomonic sign approach espoused by Reitan and Wolfson (1993), qualitative examination of error types on each item yields information regarding the following deficits: dysnomia, spelling dyspraxia, visual number/letter dysgnosia, dyslexia, dysarthria, auditory verbal dysgnosia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, ideokinetic dyspraxia, right-left confusion, visual neglect, body...

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References and Readings

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of NeuropsychologyHenry Ford Health SystemDetroitUSA
  2. 2.Houston Methodist HospitalHoustonUSA
  3. 3.Henry Ford Health SystemsDetroitUSA