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FAVRES - The Functional Assessment of Verbal Reasoning and Executive Strategies

Functional Assessment of Verbal Reasoning and Executive Strategies

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Author: Sheila MacDonald M.CI.Sc. SLP(C)

Sufficiently Challenging to Detect Subtle Cognitive-Communication Deficits

Standardized on the ABI population

Reflective of Functioning in the Real World

Yields Clinically Relevant Information about Verbal Reasoning Performance

FAVRES results form the basis for treatment planning by answering the following questions.

  1. Getting the Facts – Can the person identify the most important facts?
  2. Eliminating Irrelevant Information – Can the person identify and ignore less relevant information in order to focus on more important information?
  3. Weighing the Facts – Can the person compare or weigh competing options or criteria?
  4. Flexibility – Can the person revise a decision or plan of action when presented with new information?
  5. Generating of Alternatives – Can the person efficiently generate a variety of solutions, options or alternatives?
  6. Predicting Consequences – Can the person predict potential outcomes, pros and cons, or consequences of a choice?
  7. Providing a Rationale – Can the person provide a rationale or a set of reasons for making a choice?

Administration Time: Approx. 60 minutes: 15 minutes per task. lndividual times vary.

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