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Risa Nakase-Thompson , PhD, Methodist Rehabilitation Center at

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Nakase-Thompson, R. (2004). The Mississippi Aphasia Screening Test. The Center for Outcome Measurement in Brain Injury.
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Introduction to the Mississippi Aphasia Screening Test

The Mississippi Aphasia Screening Test (MAST) was developed as a brief, repeatable screening measure for individuals with severely impaired communication/language skills. Such a brief measure may be advantageous for individuals with severe language impairments who may be frustrated and stressed during lengthy testing sessions. The MAST was designed to be used for serial assessments to detect changes in language abilities over time. The MAST was initially developed by a team of neuropsychologists, physiatrists, and speech-language pathologists. The current form has nine subtests that range from 1 to 10 items per subscale. The MAST can be administered in 5 to 15 minutes. Finally, it has been utilized with a wide variety of patient populations including traumatic brain injury, stroke, epilepsy, anoxia, dementia, and various encephalopathies.

Information regarding the MAST was contributed by Methodist Rehabilitation Center. Please contact Risa Nakase-Thompson, Ph.D. at for questions regarding the presented information.

If you find the information in the COMBI useful, please mention it when citing sources of information. The information on the MAST may be cited as:

Nakase-Thompson, R. (2004). The Mississippis Aphasia Screening Test. The Center for Outcome Measurement in Brain Injury. ( accessed ).


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