Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
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Boston Naming Test

  • Carole R. RothEmail author
  • Nancy Helm-Estabrooks
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_869




Boston Naming Test (2nd (BNT-2)

Authors: Kaplan, Edith, Goodglass, Harold, Weintraub, Sandra

Second edition 2001

Publisher: Pro-Ed, 8700 Shoal Creek Blvd, Austin, TX 78757–6897


Also available as part of the revised BDAE-3 (Goodglass et al. 2001) from Pro-Ed.

The Boston Naming Test (BNT) is a widely used tool for assessing confrontation naming ability. The BNT consists of 60 black and white line drawings of objects that are ordered according to vocabulary word frequency from bed to abacus. The order of the pictured stimuli takes into account the finding that individuals with dysnomia often have greater difficulties with the naming of low frequency objects. Thus, instead of a simple category of anomia, naming difficulties may be rank ordered along a continuum.. This type of picture-naming vocabulary test is useful in the evaluation of children with learning disabilities and adults with brain injury or dysfunction. When used in conjunction...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Otolaryngology Clinic, Speech DivisionNaval Medical CenterSan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences, College of Health and Human SciencesWestern Carolina UniversityCullowheeUSA