A reliable tool for measuring cognition in young people with intellectual disability

Takeaway

  • The National Institute of Health-Toolbox Cognitive Battery (NIHTB-CB) was feasible to use in young people with intellectual disability and a mental age of five and over, and broadly showed moderate to strong reliability and validity as a psychometric tool.

Why this matters

    Results support use of the NIHTB-CB in measuring cognition and tracking cognitive changes in the study of intellectual disability and potentially in a clinical setting.