Ages: 18 through 95+Testing Time: 30 minutesAdministration: IndividualScoring: Manual
The Communication Activities of Daily Living–Third Edition (CADL-3) is an individually administered assessment of the functional communication skills of adults with neurogenic communication disorders. It contains 50 items assessing communication activities in seven areas: Reading, Writing, and Using Numbers; Social Interactions; Contextual Communication; Nonverbal Communication; Sequential Relationships; Humor, Metaphor, and Absurdity; and Internet Basics.
Technical and Statistical Characteristics of CADL-3
The CADL-3 was normed on a sample of 115 adults with neurogenic communication disorders resulting from stroke, traumatic brain injury, dementia, primary progressive aphasia, or other type of brain insult. The test yields percentile ranks and index scores. The Examiner’s Manual includes a comprehensive discussion of the test’s theoretical and research-based foundation, item development, standardization, administration and scoring procedures, norms tables, and guidelines for using and interpreting the results.
CADL-3 coefficient alpha and test–retest reliability are both .94. Validity studies demonstrate the test’s ability to differentiate persons with impaired functional communication from those with normal functional communication.
COMPLETE CADL-3 KIT INCLUDES: Examiner’s Manual, Picture Book, 25 Patient Response Forms, and 25 Examiner Record Booklets, all in a sturdy storage box. (©2018)