Arizona Battery for Reading and Spelling (ABRS)
Beeson, P.M. & Rising, K. (2010)
This 100-item list can be used to test single-word reading and spelling.
- 80 words (40 regularly spelled; 40 irregular)
- 20 nonwords
ABRS Reading List 1 [pdf]
ABRS Reading List 2 [pdf]
ABRS Spelling List 1 [pdf]
ABRS Spelling List 2 [pdf]
Performance on the Arizona Battery for Reading and Spelling by a cohort of healthy adults (n = 34). Mean age = 62 yrs (sd = 11); Mean education = 15 yrs. (sd = 2.8).
Relevant Literature regarding performance on the ABRS:
Rapcsak, S.Z. & Beeson, P.M. (2004). The role of left posterior inferior temporal cortex in spelling. Neurology, 62, 2221-2229.
Henry, M.L, Beeson, P.M., Stark, A.J., & Rapcsak, S.Z. (2007). The role of left perisylvian cortical regions in spelling. Brain and Language, 100, 44-52.
Rapcsak, S.Z., Henry, M.L., Teague, S., Carnahan, S.D., & Beeson, P.M. (2007). Do dual-route models accurately predict reading and spelling performance in individuals with acquired alexia and agraphia? Neuropsychologia, 45, 2519-2524.
Rapcsak, S.Z., Beeson, P.M., Henry, M.L., Leyden, A., Kim, E., Rising, K., Andersen, S. Cho, H. (2009). Phonological dyslexia and dysgraphia: cognitive mechanisms and neural substrates. Cortex, 45, 575-591.
Beeson, P.M., Rising, K., Kim, E. & Rapcsak, S.Z. (2010). A treatment sequence for phonological alexia/agraphia. Journal of Speech, Language, Hearing Research 53, 450-468.
40-item test of semantic relations (picture-matching task)
Arizona Semantic Test [pdf]
Arizona Semantic Test [ ppt ]
Arizona Semantic Test Scoresheet [ pdf ]