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Cognitive Performance Test (CPT)

CPT is an occupation-based assessment

used to predict a client’s performance and
levels of competency required in
functional, everyday tasks (Burns, 2013).

Subtest 1 Medication Management: Fill up
one week of medications following the

About the CPT:

directions on the bottles and using these
pillboxes, one labeled morning and one

Subtest 2 Shopping: Pick out a pair of ! Occupation based assessment with a focus on function
gloves that fit and that you can afford with ! This measure helps to determine if and how a client’s deficits
the money that is in this wallet. Pay me impact common, functional activities
with the exact change.
! Explains and predicts a client’s ability to function in various
Subtest 3 Wash: Clean your hands as if you contexts
have been working outside in the yard. ! The subtasks assess cognitive skills such as: information processing,
Subtest 4 Toast: Make one slice of toast and awareness of environmental cues, filtering out irrelevant
put some butter and jam on it. information, attention, memory, planning, sequencing, problem
solving, judgment
Subtest 5 Dressing: Get dressed as if you
! Takes approximately 30-45 minutes to administer
were going outside on a cold and rainy
day. Pick out clothes and put them on. ! Used for individuals with a variety of diagnoses, such as CVA, TBI,
Subtest 6 Phone: Use the phone to call a
store and find the price of a gallon of one ! Often utilized in hospitals, outpatient clinics, sub-acute, home
gallon of white paint. health, long-term care facilities

How is the CPT scored?

Each subtask is scored on a scale of 1-6. Add each of the scores together and divide by # of subtasks given, which will give
the total score. The total score represents the client’s cognitive functional level to help determine desired occupations, roles,
and treatment plans that will be appropriate to match the client’s cognitive performance level.
Burns, T. (2013). Cognitive Performance Test (CPT). Wayne, NJ: Maddack. Image retrieved from: