Aphasia & Language Imaging Lab

Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Quick Aphasia Battery (QAB)

The Quick Aphasia Battery (QAB) aims to provide a reliable and multidimensional assessment of language function in about a quarter of an hour, bridging the gap between comprehensive batteries that are time-consuming to administer, and rapid screening instruments that provide limited detail regarding individual profiles of deficits. The QAB is made up of eight subtests, each comprising sets of items that probe different language domains, vary in difficulty, and are scored with a graded system to maximize the informativeness of each item. From the eight subtests, eight summary measures are derived, which constitute a multidimensional profile of language function, quantifying strengths and weaknesses across core language domains. In a norming study, we have shown that the QAB efficiently and reliably characterizes individual profiles of language deficits. To remove barriers to adoption of cost or convenience, we have made available here all materials required to administer the QAB.

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The QAB is described in detail in the following open access paper:

Wilson SM, Eriksson DK, Schneck SM, Lucanie JM. A quick aphasia battery for efficient, reliable, and multidimensional assessment of language function. PLoS One 2018; 13(2): e0192773. [pdf | doi]

Materials

Scoresheets: [pdf]

Stimulus cards: [pdf]

Macro to calculate summary scores: [xls]
This is a revised version of the macro. The version included with the paper contains errors. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.

Norming dataset: [txt]

Extended QAB

Here is a version of the QAB that includes extended forms for when more time is available.

Extended scoresheets: [pdf]

Extended stimulus cards: [pdf]

French translation

The QAB has been translated into French by Marie di Pietro, Lic. Psych., Speech & Language pathologist, University Hospitals of Geneva, Neurorehabilitation Service, Geneva, Switzerland.

QAB fran├žais: [zip]