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FLCI- Functional Linguistic Communication Inventory

-Tests functional communication for patients with moderate and severe dementia. Results are valuable for completing MDS forms, designing functional maintenance programs, counselingc caregivers, and making management decisions.

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Measures functional linguistic communication in 10 areas

- greeting and naming

- answering questions

- writing

- sign comprehension

- object to picture matching

- word reading and comprehension

- following commands

- pantomime, gesture and conversation

*** its ok to administer over multiple sessions

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Scores for FLCI

- Total of all subtests provides the FLCI total score. The modified FAST scale is used to determine severity.

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Arizona Battery for Communication Disorders for Dementia

ABCD is a standardized test for the comprehensive assessment and screening of cognitive-linguistic impairments in dementia patients

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ABCD

- Ages- 15+

- Timing- 45-90 mins

- A standardized score that permits inter-test comparison

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ABCD Screening Subtests

1. Linguistic Expression

2. Linguistic Comprehension

3. Verbal Episodic Memory

4. Visuospatial Construction

5. Mental Status

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ABCD Linguistic Expression

1. Object descrition- generate description of an object

2. Generative naming- generate exemplars from a semantic category

3. Confrontation naming- name picture objects

4. Concept Definition- demonstrate knowledge of a concept by providing a correct definition.

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ABCD Linguistic Comprehension

a. following commands- ability to perform 1,2, and 3 step commands

b. comparative questions- auditory comprehension of comparative questions

c. repetition- ability to repeat nonmeaningful phrases

d. reading comprehension- evaluate reading comprehension at the word and sentence level

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ABCD Verbal Episodic Memory

1. story retelling immediate- recall information in the form of a story

2. story retelling delayed- effects of delay on the recall of verbal information

3. word learning- assess the free recall, cued recall and recognition of 16 words

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ABCD Visuospatial Construction

1. Generative Drawing- evaluate the ability to generate an accurate drawing of a nameable object

2. Figure Copying- acess the ability to copy figures


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ABCD Mental Status

access general knowledge and orientation to person, place, time, and purpose.