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NAB® Writing Test

Robert A. Stern, PhD, and Travis White, PhD

Purpose:
Evaluates major features of narrative writing
Format:
Paper and pencil
Age range:
18 years to 97 years
Time:
5 minutes
Qualification level:
S
S
A degree, certificate, or license to practice in a health care profession or occupation, including (but not limited to) the following: medicine, neurology, nursing, occupational therapy and other allied health care professions, physician's assistants, psychiatry, social work; plus appropriate training and experience in the ethical administration, scoring, and interpretation of clinical behavioral assessment instruments. Certain health care providers may be eligible to purchase selected "B" and "C" level instruments within their area of expertise. Specifically, relevant supervised clinical experience using tests (i.e., internship, residency, etc.) in combination with formal coursework ( i.e., Tests and Measurement, Individual Assessment, or equivalent) qualifies a health care provider to purchase certain restricted products. Any PAR Customer already qualified to purchase a "B" or "C" level product, is also qualified to purchase an "S" level product. If you are not already qualified to purchase a "B"or "C" level product from PAR, please download and complete the special Qualification Form for Medical and Allied Health Professionals. (You will need Adobe Acrobat to view.) Close

Created to quantify several major features of narrative writing, including legibility, syntax, spelling, and conveyance of themes, the NAB Writing Test provides a more complete sample of the many types of deficits associated with agraphia. Scoring is relatively simple yet provides sensitive markers, increasing the likelihood of identifying possible deficits.