Test of everyday attention
The Test of Everyday Attention (TEA) is designed to measure attention in adults age 18 through 80 years. The test comprises 8 subsets that represent everyday tasks and has three parallel forms. It assess three aspects of attentional functioning: selective attention, sustained attention, and mental shifting.
The subsets include the following:
- Map Search: looking at a large map of Philadelphia, patients search for symbols (selective attention)
- Elevator Counting
- Visual Elevator
- Telephone Search
- Lottery: patient are asked to listen for their 'winning number' presented on audio tape, then write down the two letters preceding a specified number
There is also a version available for children and adolescents aged 6 to 15 years and 11 months, called the Test of Everyday Attention for Children (TEA-Ch). The TEA-Ch has 9 subsets and two parallel forms. Administration time is 55 to 60 minutes.
Selective attention is measured by two tasks requiring the ability to detect targets from distractors:
- Sky Search
- Map Mission
Sustained attention is measured by four tasks:
- Score DT
- Code Transmission
- Walk/Don't Walk
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