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Child Cognition, Language and Neuropsychology -
Higher Executive Abilities

Test of Everyday Attention for Children (TEA-Ch)
Tom Manly, Ian H Robertson, Vicki Anderson and Ian Nimmo-Smith, 1998

Assess the different attentional capacities
in children and adolescents

Age Range:
6 to 16 years

Individual - 55 to 60 minutes

Research has established that ‘attention’ is not unitary but is comprised of functionally quite distinct attentional systems. In adults it has proved clinically very useful to be able to measure performance across these different domains using The Test of Everyday Attention (TEA). Building on the international reputation of the TEA, the TEA-Ch comprises 9 subtests which measure children’s abilities to selectively attend, to sustain their attention, to divide their attention between two tasks, to switch attention from one thing to another and to withhold (inhibit) verbal and motor responses. Using attractive graphics and sound, the subtests are designed to be appealing to children as young as 6 without being inappropriate for use with adolescents up to the age of 16. The subtests are sensitive to the developmental progression of attentional skills. There are two parallel forms which allow for confidence in re-testing of the same child. 
Clinical and research strengths 

The TEA-Ch gives standardized scores that allow comparison of attentional performance in each of the attentional domains, and is suitable for group studies as well as the assessment of single cases. The subtests have been designed to be as conceptually simple as possible so that children with a wide range of abilities may be tested.

Available Products


Complete kit: Includes manual, 25 scoring sheets, cue book, 2 audio tapes, stimulus cards and maps
Additional copies of materials:
Scoring sheets, pack of 50