Tests of Variables of Attention (TOVA)

What is a T.O.V.A.™?

The Test of Variables of Attention (T.O.V.A.™) is a standardized, objective, computerized test of attention for children and adults that assists in the screening, diagnosis and treatment monitoring of attention disorders, such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

What happens during a T.O.V.A.™?

The patient is taught how to follow a simple set of directions regarding an item shown on a computer screen and the desired procedure is demonstrated.  After the subject demonstrates that s/he can follow these instructions, s/he sits in front of the screen in a quiet room free from distractions, for approximately 25 minutes, responding to items presented visually on the screen.

How should I prepare for a T.O.V.A.™?

To allow for a fair performance of the test session, the patient should get a good night’s rest and regular nourishment prior to the appointment.

Location/Contact Information

Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology – Coon Rapids Office
3833 Coon Rapids Boulevard, Suite 100
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
(763) 427-8320