Test of Variables of Attention (TOVA)

The Test of Variables of Attention (T.O.V.A.®) is a computerized test of attention that assists in the screening, diagnosis, and treatment monitoring of attention disorders, like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Introducing the Test of Variables of Attention (T.O.V.A.®).

  • Does my child really have ADHD? Should she be receiving so much medication?
  • Can I have ADHD, even though I’m an adult?
  • As a clinician, is there a better way for me to measure attention than only rating someone’s behaviors? Something that’s objective?

What is the TOVA?

The T.O.V.A. is an objective, neurophysiological measure of attention, not a subjective rating of behavior. It is a 21.6 minute long, very simple “computer game” that measures your responses to either visual or auditory stimuli. These measurements are then compared to the measurements of a group of people without attention disorders who took the T.O.V.A.

The T.O.V.A. assists clinicians by:

  • confirming clinical impression
  • verifying treatment
  • following attention over time