Test Review: Review of Wisconsin Card Sorting TestBy Stano, Joseph F.; Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin, Vol. 45, No. 4, pp. 250-251
Publication Date: Summer 2002
Article reviews the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test (WCST), which is a neuropsychological assessment instrument used to detect perseverative thinking and to assess abstract reasoning ability. The test has been shown to have specific sensitivity to brain lesions involving the frontal lobes, and can be used with persons ages 6.5 to 89 years. The test is administered using stimulus cards: one with one red triangle, one with two green stars, one with three yellow crosses, and one with four blue circles. The cards reflect three stimulus parameters: (1) color, (2) form, and (3) number. Administration of the WCST is not complex, and respondents appreciate the colors and movement of the cards. The author finds that the instrument is valuable in that it measures frontal lobe performance, which is vital to all higher order tasks.
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