Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

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

Multilingual Aphasia Examination

  • Janet P. PattersonEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_900

Synonyms

MAE

Description

The Multilingual Aphasia Examination (MAE) (3rd edition; 1994) was designed to “evaluate the presence, severity, and qualitative aspects of aphasic disorders” (Benton et al. 1994). The MAE contains 11 subtests in five categories: Oral Expression (I. Visual Naming, II. Sentence Repetition, and III. Controlled Oral Word Association), Spelling (IV. Oral Spelling, V. Written Spelling, and VI. Block Spelling), Oral Verbal Understanding (VII. MAE Token Test, VIII. Aural Comprehension of Words and Phrases), Reading (IX. Reading Comprehension of Words and Phrases), and Rating Scales(X. Rating of Articulation and XI. Rating of Praxis Features of Writing). Subtests in the categories of Oral Expression, Spelling, Oral Verbal Understanding, and Reading are scored for accuracy of individual items. Some subtests (i.e., Visual Naming) use a 3- point scoring system (0-1-2) to represent the level of correct response on an item; the score for the subtest is the sum for all...

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Authors and Affiliations

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