Northwestern Anagram Test (NAT)

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The NAT was developed to examine non-verbal production of canonical and non-canonical sentences, using a set of word cards and action pictures. It is particularly useful for testing individuals with motor speech, cognitive (e.g., attention, memory), or other impairments that preclude ability to perform spoken sentence production tasks, such as those included on the Northwestern Assessment of Verbs and Sentences (NAVS).

The NAT consists of two versions: a Long and Short Version.The Long Version examines production of the same sentence types examined with the NAVS, including active sentences, passive sentences, subject extracted wh-questions, object extracted wh-questions, subject relatives, and object relatives. The Short Version examines production of subject and object extracted wh-questions only. Scores derived from the two versions are highly correlated with one another. In addition, scores on the NAT correlate highly with those derived from the Sentence Production Priming Test (SPPT) on the NAVS.

The NAT is available via a license from Northwestern University for research and clinical use.
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 2012


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