The Test of Information Processing Skills (TIPS) provides clinicians with quick and reliable measures of how well a person processes information (letter strings) presented visually and auditorily. TIPS assesses how a person (age 5 through 90+) processes information that is either seen or heard; how much information is retained (short term, working memory, and delayed recall); how it is retained (in the sequence presented or in a scrambled order); the effects of interference on recall; and semantic fluency.
Visual and Auditory Modality
Letter strings are presented visually and orally, and the examinee is asked to recall the letters immediately, then after a counting task, and again after a sentence repetition task.
The examinee is asked to recall animals or fruits from the sentence repetition task.
The examinee must generate word lists over one-minute spans, first orally and then in writing.