Loewenstein Occupational Therapy Cognitive Assessment
The Loewenstein Occupational Therapy Cognitive Assessment (LOTCA) battery – second edition. The LOTCA is a battery that provides an initial profile of the cognitive abilities of the brain-injured individual (TBI) stroke. It can also be used with SCI, dementia, central nervous system dysfunction, and learning disabilities. The tool was developed in Israel; however, it is frequently used in the United States. The battery takes 30–45 min to administer. It is used to assess if the patient can carry out everyday tasks.
The current edition (second) is divided into six main areas: (1) orientation, (2) visual perception, (3) spatial perception, (4) motor praxis, (5) visuomotor organization, and (6) thinking operations. The battery contains 26 subtests including the Riska Object Classification (ROC) (Williams and Allen 1985), which was added to enhance the evaluation of the categorization operation. This revised edition includes four major changes from the...
References and Readings
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