This highly regarded battery assesses four kinds of cognitive processing: Planning; Attention; Simultaneous; and Successive.
Planning and Attention are related to various cognitive disorders and brain injuries; Simultaneous processing reflects the ability to integrate various stimuli and understand logical relationships; and Successive processing involves sequential ordering. By examining these four skill areas, the CAS provides a thorough assessment of cognitive functioning. It is widely used for differential diagnosis, achievement/ability comparisons, determination of cognitive strengths and weaknesses, and identification of ADHD, traumatic brain injury, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, and giftedness. The information obtained from the CAS is particularly helpful in assessing special populations.