Scales of Cognitive Ability for Traumatic Brain Injury (SCATBI)

Scales of Cognitive Ability for Traumatic Brain Injury (SCATBI)

Brenda B. Adamovich and Jennifer Henderson


Ages: Adolescent and adult

Testing Time: 30 to 120 minutes

Administration: Individual


The Scales of Cognitive Ability for Traumatic Brain Injury (SCATBI) assesses cognitive and linguistic abilities of adolescent and adult patients with head injuries. Its results can be used to establish the severity of the injury and can be charted to show progress during recovery. The SCATBI can be individually administered in 30 minutes to 2 hours. It consists of five subtests: Perception/Discrimination, Orientation, Organization, Recall, and Reasoning. Because the subtests use the same standard score scale, direct comparison of performance on the different subtests is possible. Unlike other tests for this population, the SCATBI progresses in difficulty to levels that even some noninjured adults do not typically master. This permits patients who functioned at very high levels prior to injury to be measured with the same instrument as they regain the use of higher level abilities (such as complex organisation and abstract reasoning).

The SCATBI is time efficient to administer only those scales you think are useful for evaluating a particular patient. The SCATBI was standardised on a sample of head-injured patients and a sample of matched adults with no history of head injury. Internal consistency coefficients were high (.90 or higher) for all subtests. Test­retest coefficients from a patient sample ranged from a low of .73 (Reasoning) to a high of .89 (Recall). Concurrent validity was supported by correlations between SCATBI scores and levels of the Rancho Los Amigos Scales. Discriminant analysis showed that the five SCATBI scales accurately classified 94% of head-injured participants and 79% of noninjured participants.


COMPLETE SCATBI KIT INCLUDES: Examiner's Manual, Stimulus Manual, 25 Record Forms, Stimulus Audiocassette, and Stimulus Card Set, all in a sturdy storage box. (©1992)


9060...SCATBI Complete Kit      
9061...SCATBI Examiner’s Manual
9062...SCATBI Stimulus Manual
9063...SCATBI Record Forms (25)
9064...SCATBI Cassette  
9065...SCATBI Stimulus Card Set
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