The growth in PEBL use is likely due to three factors. Second, PEBL is open-source software and therefore the computational operations are more transparent than may be found with proprietary measures. Third, the distributors of some commercial tests restrict test availability to those who have completed specific coursework whereas PEBL is available to anyone with an internet connection.
The Tower of London test is a test used in applied clinical neuropsychology for the assessment of executive functioning specifically to detect deficits in planning  which may occur due to a variety of medical and neuropsychiatric conditions. It is related to the classic problem-solving puzzle known as the Tower of Hanoi. The test was developed by the psychologist Tim Shallice and consists of two boards with pegs and several beads with different colors.
The BADS is aimed at predicting everyday problems associated with the dysexecutive syndrome. Dysexecutive Syndrome includes disorders of planning, organization, problem solving, setting priorities, and attention and is one of the major areas of cognitive deficit that can impede functional recovery and the ability to respond to rehabilitation programs. Information attained from Innovact. This convenient test assesses the cognitive functions targeted in a typical neuropsychological exam.
Most neuropsychological tests in current use are based on traditional psychometric theory. In this model, a person's raw score on a test is compared to a large general population normative sample, that should ideally be drawn from a comparable population to the person being examined. This allows for a person's performance to be compared to a suitable control groupand thus provide a fair assessment of their current cognitive functioning.
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Executive demands of the Tower of London task in Brazilian teenagers. Some executive tasks may require diverse abilities to solve, having implications for the comprehension of an individual's performance. This study investigated the processes involved in the resolution of a complex test of executive function EF : the Tower of London ToL task.