Assessment of Subtle Cognitive-Communication Deficits Following Acquired Brain Injury: A Normative Study of the Functional Assessment of Verbal Reasoning and Executive Strategies (FAVRES)By MacDonald, S.; Johnson, C. J.; Brain Injury, Vol. 19, No. 11, pp. 895-902
Publication Date: October 2005
Paper discusses the Functional Assessment of Verbal Reasoning and Executive Strategies (FAVRES), which was created to evaluate the subtle cognitive-communication deficits of people with acquired brain injury (ABI). The FAVRES consists of four complex reasoning tasks that simulate everyday situations, which allows for the assessment of three primary strategies and skills: (1) complex communication, (2) verbal reasoning, and (3) executive functions. Scoring is based upon the time, accuracy, and justification of reasoning responses. The authors compare the scores of 52 adults with ABI with those of 101 adults who did not have ABI, and found that the scores were significantly different. The respondents with ABI were found to be less accurate and slower in reasoning, and presented fewer adequate rationales for their decisions. The authors conclude that the FAVRES is a reliable, functional, and quantifiable measure of cognitive and communicative patterns among people with ABI.
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International Brain Injury Association (Web Site: http://www.internationalbrain.org )