Test of Variables of Attention (T.O.V.A.™) PDF Print E-mail

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.

Locations/Contact Information

Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology - Burnsville Office
Oak Ridge East Professional Building
675 East Nicollet Boulevard, Suite 100
Burnsville, MN 55337
(952) 435-8516

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

Clinic Locations

4225 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, MN 55422
(763) 588-0661

Oak Ridge East Professional Building
675 E. Nicollet Boulevard, Suite 100, Burnsville, MN 55337
(952) 435-8516 (Neurology services)
(952) 898-5000 (Rehab services)

3833 Coon Rapids Blvd., Suite 100, Coon Rapids, MN 55433
(763) 427-8320

Southdale Place
3400 West 66th St, Suite 150, Edina, MN 55435
(952) 920-7200 (Neurology services)
(952) 920-8088 (Rehab services)

North Memorial Medical Office
9825 Hospital Drive, Suite 103, Maple Grove, MN 55369
(763) 302-4114

Twin Cities Metro, Greater Minnesota & Western Wisconsin



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