Salk Sign Aphasia Test

This section consists of the adapted tests from the Boston Diagnostic Aphasia Examination (BDAE 2nd Edition, 1983). This formed the initial core of our test Battery. These tests remain as true to the originals as possible. Any changes are noted and the justification for those changes is provided. For many of the tests, you can expect deaf signers to compare favorably to the hearing spoken language users that the test was designed for. There are some exceptions and we discuss that where appropriate.


Conversational and Expository Speech

Cookie Theft

Single Sign Discrimination


Complex Ideational Material

Automatized Sequences

Repetition Tests (Single Signs, Phrases)

Visual Confrontation Naming

Animal Naming (Fluency)

Salk Naming Test



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