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Boston Diagnostic Aphasia Examination, Third Edition

Harold Goodglass, PhD, Edith Kaplan, PhD, ABPP/CN, and Barbara Barresi, PhD

Assesses aphasia
Paper and pencil
Age range:
18 years to 79 years
Standard Form: 90 minutes; Short Form: 30–45 minutes
Qualification level:
A degree from an accredited 4-year college or university in psychology, counseling, speech-language pathology, or a closely related field plus satisfactory completion of coursework in test interpretation, psychometrics and measurement theory, educational statistics, or a closely related area; or license or certification from an agency that requires appropriate training and experience in the ethical and competent use of psychological tests. Close

Important information. The publisher of the BDAE-3 has made a change to one of the items in the Boston Naming Test. A kit upgrade is available for purchasers prior to August 2020 at no charge. To request your kit(s), please call Customer Support at 1.800.331.8378 or email Please include your customer number and how many kits you are requesting.


The third edition of the BDAE includes the Boston Naming Test (BNT), Second Edition, which helps you determine the extent of an individual’s visual confrontation naming abilities; the Extended Standard Form, which allows for more in-depth analysis; and the BDAE-3 Short Form, which provides you with the option to perform a brief assessment.

Used extensively for the diagnosis of aphasia and related disorders

  • The text, Assessment of Aphasia and Related Disorders, addresses the nature of aphasia, the normative basis for scoring, and administration and interpretation procedures.
  • Provides a Severity Rating Scale that measures your client’s communicative ability as well as a Visuospatial Quantitative Battery to test visuospatial and quantitative skills after brain injury.
  • A 90-minute DVD, Examining for Aphasia with the BDAE, demonstrates the test materials, examiner–patient interactions, and scoring techniques through real-life examinations.