Available Translations

All NIH Toolbox® measures are available in Spanish.

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African Languages

The NIH Toolbox African Languages iPad App contains instruments in Swahili and Dholuo including:
• Flanker Inhibitory Control and Attention Test
• Dimensional Change Card Sort Test
• List Sorting Working Memory Test

Examiner-facing materials (app shell and support materials) are in English. At this time, all communications with Customer Service are in English and Spanish. Access requires Cognition Access for the instruments in Settings. For more information, see Obtain & Administer Measures. See Scoring for guidance on using raw scores.

Translation Methodology

Translations result from a process of forward and back-translation, multiple expert reviews, harmonization across languages, and cognitive debriefing with a sample of native speakers of the target language (linguistic validation). A universal approach to translation ensures that, whenever possible, one language version is created for multiple countries instead of country-specific versions of the same language.

Gershon et al (2020) describes the development of the Spanish NIH Toolbox. Fox et al reports on reliability and validity of Spanish NIH Toolbox.

Gershon, R.C., Fox, R.S., Manly, J.J., Mungas, D.M., Nowinski, C.J., Roney, E.M., & Slotkin, J. (2020). The NIH Toolbox: Overview and development for use with Hispanic populations. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, Feb 17, 1-9. doi:10.1017/S1355617720000028.

Fox, R.S., Manly, J.J., Slotkin, J., Peipert, J.D., & Gershon, R.C. (in press). Reliability and validity of the Spanish-language version of the NIH Toolbox. Assessment.

Future Translations

We will resume accepting new translation requests in Fall 2022. Contact us for more information about translating the entire NIH Toolbox or specific measures into the languages that interest you.


Last updated on March 23, 2022