Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Aphasia Diagnostic Profiles

  • Janet P. PattersonEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_859


The Aphasia Diagnostic Profiles (ADP; Helm-Estabrooks 1992) is an impairment-based measure (World Health Organization 2001) designed to assess language and communication skills in persons with aphasia, primarily following stroke. The ADP consists of nine subtests, each of which yields a standard score and percentiles. The subtests assess speech, language, and communication in all modalities (verbal and written), and the test emphasizes conversational interaction; verbal instructions to the patient are written in an informal style in the manner of conversation (e.g., “Well now that’s out of the way, I’m going to turn on the tape recorder”).

Responses are typically scored on a five-point scale: immediately correct, mostly correct, some correct, fully incorrect, and no response. Scores from the subtests are combined to produce five profiles describing the level of impairment of aphasia. The profiles are the Aphasia Classification Profile, the Aphasia Severity Profile, the...
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References and Readings

  1. Helm-Estabrooks, N. (1992). Aphasia diagnostic profiles. Austin: Pro Ed.Google Scholar
  2. World Health Organization. (2001). International classification of functioning, disability and health.. http://www.who.int/classifications/icfbrowser/.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology ServiceVA Northern California Health Care SystemMartinezUSA