The Brisbane Evidence-Based Language Test (EBLT) is a new assessment for evaluating language skills. It is designed by Alexia Rohde and uses a large item bank of language tasks, picture-word matching questions, and other similar items. The aim of this test was to develop new tasks and questions using the content and structure of informal language measures. Rohde’s network of speech pathologists was used to collect these items.
This assessment is designed to be as valid as possible, with a reference standard to allow a clinician to compare results. The scores on the Brisbane EBLT are cross-tabulated against a reference standard. The adapted scores are reported in Table 2.
The Brisbane EBLT is sensitive to the severity of language deficits. It includes several subtests that assess reading, listening, verbal expression, and comprehension. There are four short versions of the test. All of them are free to use. Brisbane Evidence-Based Language Tests have been evaluated in numerous studies to ensure the validity of the underlying language tests. Its sensitivity, specificity, and reliability are the most notable features.
The new Brisbane EBLT is designed to identify aphasia by examining a patient’s level of functioning across a severity spectrum. The test takes 15 to 25 minutes and contains diagnostic estimates. It can also act as a stand-alone assessment. As such, it provides more information to the clinical team and improves the evidence base of aphasia assessment methods. Further, it can help improve healthcare services and guidelines for patients with aphasia.
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