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1st Edition

BNVR: The Butt Non-Verbal Reasoning Test
The Butt Non-Verbal Reasoning Test

ISBN 9780863884726
Published March 25, 2004 by Routledge
56 Pages

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Book Description

The BNVR Test is a unique non-linguistic approach for identifying whether a cognitive (problem-solving) deficit as well as a linguistic deficit exists in individuals with acquired aphasia. Recognising cognitive deficits in terms of problem-solving may be  a key factor in understanding why some individuals overcome their communication difficulties better than others. Failure to recognise problem-solving difficulties may lead to unrealistic expectations of therapeutic intervention and thus inappropriate management and goal setting.  The BNVR requires the client to solve 10 everyday problems, presented in full-colour photographic format. It is short, requires minimal linguistic input, contains real-life situations and is likely to be suitable for non-English speaking individuals. It will be useful  to speech  language therapists, occupational therapists and psychologists who need to ascertain whether problem-solving skills are affected and to assist in multi-disciplinary team decision-making in acute and rehabilitation settings.


"Easy to manipulate, quick to administer, user-friendly, and links well with other tests. Results may inform the decisions of the interdisciplinary team. … A useful test for SLTs, OTs, and psychologists who work with aphasia, and for their students." — RCSLT Bulletin

"This is a useful addition to the range of assessment tools currently available" — Rachel Hemingway, Specialist Speech and Language Therapist at the Rehabilitation, Royal Bolton Hospital