2 Luria-Nebraska Neuro- Psychological Battery A multidimensional battery design to assess a broad range of neuro-psychological functions.It is to diagnose general and specific cognitive deficits including lateralization and localization of focal brain impairments.It aids in the planning and evaluation of rehabilitation programs.
3 It is based on the theories and diagnostic procedures of the Russian Neuro-Psychologist A. R. Luria. It offers the benefits of standardised administration and scoring.There is both quantitative and qualitative scoring procedures.
4 General DescriptionThe LNNB adult is a 269 items (form I) and 279 items (form II), children is a 149 items, individually administered battery.For each item the client is assigned a score of 0 (normal), 1 (weak evidence of brain disorder), or 2 (strong evidence of brain disorder).
5 General Description contd… These individual scores are then summed in various combinations and finally converted to overall T-score for each scale.The overall scale is divided in to 11 clinical scales, 5 summary scales, 8 localization scales and 28 factor scales.
6 Clinical Scales Motor Functions Rhythm (ability to hear rhythmic patterns and musical tones)Tactile FunctionsVisual FunctionsReceptive SpeechExpressive LanguageWriting
14 Factor Scales contd… Visual and Complex Memory General Verbal IntelligenceComplex Verbal ArithmeticSimple Verbal Arithmetic
15 Areas of ApplicationThe LNNB is used to diagnose cognitive deficits, including lateralisation and localisation of focal brain impairments.The LNNB detects very specific problems, as well as mild impairment that might otherwise go unnoticed.
16 Depending on the patient’s condition, it can be given in a single session or in a series of brief sessions.Completely portable, it can even be given at bedside if necessary.