The national institutes of health toolbox for the assessment of neurological and behavioral function: A tool for developmental science

Patricia J. Bauer, Philip David Zelazo

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Abstract

In this article, we describe the development of the Cognition Battery (CB) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Toolbox for the Assessment of Neurological and Behavioral Function. The goal of the NIH Toolbox initiative was to provide a brief, comprehensive tool to assess cognitive, emotional, motor, and sensory function in various settings, emphasizing outcomes in clinical trials and functional status in large-scale epidemiological and longitudinal studies. The CB assesses six key subdomains of cognition from 3 to 85 years, assesses typical function, is brief and easy to administer, is available without charge, and can be modified to reflect scientific and technological advances. It is also child friendly, making it a useful tool for developmental science.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)119-124
Number of pages6
JournalChild Development Perspectives
Volume8
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2014

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Child development
  • Cognition
  • Episodic memory
  • Executive function
  • Language
  • Reading
  • Speed of processing
  • Working memory

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