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Cognitive Assessment System

The Cognitive Assessment System (CAS) provides a valid and reliable means of assessing the four basic neuropsychological processes as defined by Alexander R. Luria. These processes are the following: (1) planning (provides cognitive control; utilization of processing and knowledge, intentionality and self-regulation to achieve a desired goal); (2) attention (provides focus, selective cognitive activity over time); (3) simultaneous (provides the ability to understand relationships, reason, judge, and comprehend); and (4) successive (working with information in a specific linear order). This entry focuses on the second edition of the CAS (CAS-2), providing a brief introduction and then discussing its use in assessing learning and intellectual disabilities.

The CAS-2, published in 2014, is designed for use with children between the ages of 5 and 18. The CAS-2 contains ...

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