A four-disc version of the Tower of London for clinical use
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Three studies are reported on the development of a four-disc version of the Tower of London test of planning ability. The first (n = 138) involved the selection of items based on rational and empirical criteria to provide a short test of graded difficulty suitable for use with children and clinical populations. The second study (n = 480) checked the properties of the 10-item test on a new sample and in addition examined the internal consistency and factor structure of the test. The third study (n = 61) examined the test–retest reliability of the test over a period of 1 month. The difficulty level of the test remained relatively stable from sample to sample and was sensitive to linear trend in performance from age 5 years up to 30 years. Total score did not reflect the action of a single underlying construct but rather appeared to index a number of factors. Scores were reasonably stable over the 1-month period studied, at least for the children's sample employed. The four-disc version is a promising method of assessing planning in children and adolescents in clinical situations.
Journal of Neuropsychology
© 2016 British Psychological Society. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: A four-disc version of the Tower of London for clinical use, Journal of Neuropsychology, Volume 10, Issue 1, March 2016, Pages 116–129, which has been published in final form at 10.1111/jnp.12060. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving (http://olabout.wiley.com/WileyCDA/Section/id-828039.html)