The Allen Cognitive Level Screen (ACLS) is an evidence-based, standardized screening assessment of functional cognition developed within the framework of the cognitive disabilities model. The ACLS provides a quick estimate of an individual's learning and problem solving abilities during performance of three visual motor tasks of increasing complexity. Scores on the screening assessment are verified through further assessment and interpreted within the framework of the cognitive disabilities model.
The tool used in this screening assessment is available in three forms: the standard Allen Cognitive Level Screen (ACLS), the Large Allen Cognitive Level Screen (LACLS) for persons with vision or hand function problems, and the Disposable Large Allen Cognitive Level Screen (LACLS[D] for single or serial use with individuals for whom infection control precautions must be observed. All three forms are administered and scored using the Manual for ACLS-5 and LACLS-5 (Allen, Austin, David, Earhart, McCraith & Riska-Williams, 2007).
Manual: A revised version for administering both the Standard Allen Cognitive Level Screen (SACLS) and the Large Allen Cognitive Level Screen (LACLS). New sections include: Definition of Functional Cognition, History of the Cognitive Disabilities Model, Set Up of the Tools with Photos, Color-Coded Administration Instructions, Revised Scoring Tables, Assigning and Interpreting Scores, Review of Published Research, and four Appendixes with References, and Resources for Practitioners. The Manual is a spiral bound notebook and comes with a clear plastic pouch to hold each of the 2 Lacing Leather tools (not included). Standard Allen Cognitive Level Screen (SACLS): Contains: 1 pre-punched 4x5 inch rounded, tan leather rectangle, 1 large-eyed, blunt sewing needle, 2 brass, threaded, locking needles, 1 hank of leather lace and 1 hank of wax linen thread. Use with new Manual for ACLS-5 and LACLS-5 (sold separately). Large Allen Cognitive Level Screen (LACLS): This is a large form of the ACLS for persons with impaired vision or hand function who have difficulty using the standard ACLS leather piece. Research studies have demonstrated correspondence with the ACLS. Includes: 1 pre-punched 6x7 inch rounded, tan leather rectangle, 1 shoelace with platic tips on each end, 2 large brass threaded locking needles, 1 hank of wide leather lace with 2 visibly distinct sides. Use with new Manual for ACLS-5 and LACLS-5 (sold separately). Manual PLUS Standard Allen Cognitive Level Screening (SACLS): Contains the newly updated and revised Manual, the SACLS, and a clear plastic storage pouch. Manual PLUS Large Allen Cognitive Level Screening (LACLS) Tool: Contains the newly updated and revised Manual, the LACLS, and a clear plastic storage pouch. This is a larger version of the SACLA often used with persons who have impaired vision or hand skills.
Disposable LACLS: Developed for use where strict infection control procedures must be observed. This fully disposable tool is designed for a single use or serial use with one individual, after which it should be discarded. Materials to set up four screening tools are provided. Each pack includes: 4 disposable chipboard forms, pre-cut shoelace lengths, 4 pieces of 60” lacing to be cut in half for use with each tool, set up instructions unique to the tool and contact information to participate in a feedback survey. Needles are not used with the (LACLS[D]). The “front” of the tool is indicated by the ACLS & LACLS Committee Approved stamp. Follow administration protocol in The Manual for the Allen Cognitive Level Screen-5 (ACLS-5) and Large Allen Cognitive Screen-5 (LACLS-5). Please note: the leather lacing in this product contains natural rubber latex which may cause allergic reactions.