Assesses verbal fluency. This is the ability to find words with particular characteristics in one’s mental lexicon and verbalize them. There are two subdimensions of verbal fluency: semantic and lexical (also called phonemic) word fluency. A certain degree of verbal fluency is essential in order to be able to function in social and work-related situations. Assessment of verbal fluency is particularly important in clinical neuropsychology, because verbal fluency is impaired in many different neurological and psychiatric disorders.
The respondent has either one or two minutes in which to name as many words as possible that begin with a certain letter (lexical verbal fluency) or belong to a certain category (semantic verbal fluency).
S1: Standard form – semantic verbal fluency.
S2: Parallel form – semantic verbal fluency.
S3: Standard form – lexical verbal fluency.
S4: Parallel form – lexical verbal fluency.
The following main variables are scored:
Total number of errors.
Confidence interval Profile analysis
Test protocol Item analysis protocol Progress chart Special diagrammatic representation of results Personalized Word report