Allen Cognitive Placemat Test Scoring

Within the Allen Battery therapists can find a number of tools to assess cognition. One of them is the Allen cognitive test called the Allen Diagnostic Module (ADM) or just Canvas Placemat which we are going to delve into. If you have opened this web page to download a free book about the Allen Cognitive Placemat test scoring, you can do it. Further on in the text you will find a link. If you just want to know more about this tool, go on reading!

Besides assessing different cognitive skills, the Allen Cognitive Placemat test is also useful in estimating working memory. The test involves the use of a special kit ‒ canvas placemats, circles and hearts. The tool makes it possible to organize an amazing number of activities (35!) of different complexity either in a group or with one person.


While going through the Allen Cognitive Placemat test, people are engaged in problem solving during which they display their cognitive abilities. Though the test aims at determining a person’s unassisted abilities, cues are welcome as they create favorable conditions for engaging a person in the activity.

Scores are interpreted on the bases of the Allen Cognitive Levels (ACL) and scoring is within ACL 3.0 ‒ ACL 4.6.

Here are examples of the ACL placemat scoring.

3.2 The person’s results:

  • made four attempts before could start;
  • did not understand the goal;
  • avoided asking questions;
  • failed to follow instructions and the sample;
  • chose all red;
  • worked for about half an hour and stopped;
  • neglected the activity.

3.4 The person’s results:

  • failed to follow the instructions and the sample;
  • was easily diverted;
  • completed less than half the project.

3.6 The person’s results:

  • followed the instructions but could not follow the sample;
  • placed the shapes at edge;
  • stopped when got confused;
  • said that the task was very difficult.

3.8 The person’s results:

  • followed the directions but did not go by the sample;
  • filled the whole mat by randomly positioning the materials;
  • said that had completed the task on the grounds that had used up all the materials.

4.0 The person’s results:

  • followed the instructions step be step;
  • went by the sample but failed to do exactly like it showed;
  • was unwilling to correct the errors, though recognized them;
  • was pleased with the result.

4.2 The person’s results:

  • followed the sample but failed to observe the spacing;
  • first placed the shapes in the center and then in the corners;
  • failed to use some shapes;
  • asked clarifying questions;
  • was unwilling to correct the errors, though recognized them.

4.4 The person’s results:

  • followed the sample;
  • the result was off centered;
  • tried to fix some errors;
  • wondered if the result was good.

4.6 The person’s results:

  • followed the instructions;
  • made slight errors;
  • checked the result but refused to correct the errors.

The Allen Cognitive Placemat Test can be used in combination with the other assessment tools from the Allen Battery to confirm their results.

The ADM manual and cards for scoring are available for free at https://wizzwoo.com/download.php?q=allen-cognitive-placemat-test-scoring#forward

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