Continuous Performance Test of Attention
The TOVA (Test of Variables of Attention) is a continuous performance task that measures attention, impulsivity and processing speed over time. The results are compared with same aged peers.
What is involved?
The entire process takes 1 hour. The test takes 30 minutes to complete and results are provided immediately following.
This test can be used as a preliminary screening tool for ADHD or processing speed problems. It can also be used as a pre and post evaluation to measure progress in a treatment program such as medication or executive function training.
Research and Education: The T.O.V.A.® is the most widely used objective measure of attention in the world, and is considered the “Gold Standard” among measures of its type.
|Pre-school test (ages 4-5)|
|School-age test (ages 6-17)|
|Adult test with embedded performance validity (ages 17-80+)|
|Visual and Auditory Test formats|
|Custom-designed hardware precisely measures response time (±1 ms)|
|Language- and culture-free stimuli|
|Standardized multimedia test instructions in 8 languages|
|T.O.V.A. Behavioral Observation Form|
|Extensively normed by gender for ages 4 to 80+|
Supported T.O.V.A. Research
The TOVA Company is committed to supporting research that includes objective assessment of attention. Researchers all over the world are using the T.O.V.A. at a dramatically reduced cost. If you would like to include the T.O.V.A. in your work, please write to us at [email protected] for more information and a research application. We are also committed to supporting an empirically-based model of assessment that integrates multiple sources of information in regarding attention and inhibitory control through workshops that we teach all over the world.