By Deborah Ross-Swain and Paul Fogle. This adapted version of the popular Ross Information Processing Assessment (RIPA) is a proven measure of cognitive-linguistic functioning in older adults. Reliableand efficient to administer, the test can be administered in 45-60 minutes, with supplemental subtests requiring 10-20 minutes. Subtests assess the following areas of function: Immediate memory Remote memory Spatial orientation Thinking and reasoning Recent memory Temporal orientation Problem solving Activities for independence A "Data at a Glance" section, summarizing results, is a handy resource for communicating results in a concise manner to other professionals. The accompanying manual, designed to be used following administration of the test, is an invaluable resource for program planning. It includes a wide variety of fun and functional activities designed for the specific needs of the geriatric population. Activities are presented in three levels of difficulty, simple to complex, to stimulate and improve information-processing skills in each area of deficit. Periodic retesting provides evidence of treatment efficacy and progress made. Reproducible response form makes record keeping easy. Complete RIPA-G kit includes: Examiner's Manual, 25 record forms, 25 profile/summary forms, Geriatric Treatment Manual, Picture Book, sturdy storage box. ?1996
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