Our Scoring Software for the Comprehensive Aphasia Test is a companion to the Comprehensive Aphasia Test (CAT).
The therapist enters results from the CAT scoring book into an easy to use spreadsheet.
Totals and t-scores are calculated automatically along with graphs that can be shared with clients and their families.
Scoring sheets can be stored electronically, printed, or embedded into reports.

Buy the Scoring Software, original Comprehensive Aphasia Test (CAT) and additional scoring books from Amazon or the Publisher's website

screen shots of the software

Software Features

  • Enables the therapist to input raw scores electronically.
  • Calculates totals for each section, modality scores, and t-score transformations.
  • Graph t-scores to offer a visual representation of base-line measures and progression over time.
  • The resulting data can be printed or insert into larger reports.

Benefits for Therapists

  • Benefits for therapists, their clients, and NHS departments include:Time saving - approximately halves the time spent scoring
  • Allows data entry to be completed by an assistant - freeing the therapist to concentrate on therapy rather than administration.
  • Simplifies the process of scoring, calculation, interpretation and analysis of results - leaving less room for human error.
  • Encourages calculation of t-scores and production of graphs.
  • Visual representation of results highlights client's strengths and needs instantly. This enables more insightful planning with the client for effective intervention goal setting. It also allows the sharing of information with the carers and the wider multidisciplinary team in a more understandable form.
  • Electronic documents enable modern filing, transfer between clinicians sharing caseloads, consistency, and easy submission into reports.
  • Overall this resource would be an asset to any clinician using the CAT. Find out how the software makes assessment scoring easy.

What do I Need?

  • The Comprehensive Aphasia Test (CAT), which details the tests and theory.
  • Additional CAT scoring books in which to record test results.
  • To use the software, all you need is a PC running Windows 7, 8 or 10 with Microsoft Excel 2003 or later installed.
  • In recent versions of Excel, please save scoring sheets with the 'Excel Macro-enabled Workbook (*.xlsm)’ format.
  • Your PC needs a CD player as the software is supplied on a CD.
  • The person installing the software needs ‘administrator rights’ on the PC.
  • You also need permissions to run macros in Excel.
  • If you are using in an NHS environment, please check with your local IT support.
Please note: You need to purchase a copy of the software for each user who will be using it in your organisation. You can share completed scoring sheets with colleagues, but they won't be able to edit them without their own copy.

About Us

The scoring software for the CAT was developed by Elise and Robin Keith.
Elise is a qualified Speech and Language Therapist, who retrained as a Psychological Therapist, and currently works as an Advocacy Coordinator for the elderly and a Mental Health Mentor for university students.
Robin is a software developer with over twenty years experience of application and website development and project management. He currently works for the University of East Anglia in Norwich.

The software is published by Psychology Press/Routledge, which is a member of Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business.

The original CAT was created by Kate Swinburn, Gillian Porter, David Howard

Help, I’m Stuck!

I can’t enter anything into the green boxes on the scoring sheet.
This happens if macros are not enabled. The scoring software requires macros to run, so you need to turn macros on to make it work.
Different versions of Word do this in different ways. In early versions a window was displayed, in more recent versions a yellow bar appears above the scoring sheet. Read more about enabling macros.
It is also possible to configure recent versions of Excel to disable macros without warning. If your PC is managed by your IT department, please contact them to discuss.
Some versions of Excel may warn that macros may damage your computer. The scoring software is checked with anti-virus software to ensure security.
I can’t enter anything into the yellow boxes on the scoring sheet.
The values in yellow boxes will be calculated automatically when enough of the green boxes are filled in.
I pressed save and all the t-scores and graphs disappeared.
Make sure you select 'Excel Macro-enabled Workbook (*.xlsm)' from the 'Save as Type' box when you save scoring sheets. Recent versions of Excel default to the format .xls, which removes the macros the software needs to function.
Unfortunately, if a scoring sheet is saved in the wrong format, it can't be recovered. You will need to create a new scoring sheet and re-enter the scores.

Contact Us

We’d love to hear from you! If you have a problem installing or using the software, please contact us at [email protected], and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. We’d also love to hear your comments on the software, and how you use it in your work. If you would be interested in developments of the Scoring Software for the CAT, or other future projects, please get in touch too.