The Gibson Test of Cognitive Skills

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Did you know that struggles with thinking, learning, reading, memory, and attention are often caused by weak cognitive skills?

If you or someone you love is struggling in one or more of these areas, or simply want to know how your current cognitive brain skills are performing, The Gibson Test of Cognitive Skills is the right place to start.

The Gibson Test meets the highest scientific standards, and has been administered more than 100,000 times since 1999 by professionals including Psychologists, Educators, Neurologists, Audiologists, Speech & Language professionals, and Cognitive Training specialists around the world.

It is a non-invasive test, has been validated and normed twice by experts in the fields of learning and cognition, and has strong psychometric properties that meet or exceed the standards for educational tests. The test can be done in English or Afrikaans.


It is one of the few cognitive tests that measure a wide range of cognitive skills - the core skills the brain uses to think, learn, and perform in school, at university, at work, and in life. The test takes less than an hour to complete, and includes a detailed feedback consultation.

What the Gibson Test Measures

The Gibson Test of Cognitive Skills scientifically measures the performance of the following key cognitive skills:

• Short-term and Long-term Memory

• Processing Speed

• Auditory Processing

• Visual Processing

• Logic & Reasoning

• Attention

• Word Attack skills (not a cognitive skill but essential for fluent reading)

The report you will receive following the completion of the test will give you a detailed look at individual cognitive strengths and weaknesses in each of these areas. 

What Difference Can Cognitive Testing Make for You or Your Child?

Many families and individuals describe experiencing an “Aha!” moment when they see the results of their cognitive test. In fact, we often hear comments like “Now everything makes sense!” as families see the performance of weak skills responsible for some of their most frustrating daily struggles.


The reason to complete a cognitive test to identify weak skills is simple: once identified, weak skills can be strengthened through brain training. Strengthening these skills typically addresses the root cause of the problem, and removes frustrating obstacles to learning, reading, remembering and concentrating.


Identifying weak skills can:

• Give professionals and families the answers they need to make informed decisions regarding the best cognitive development  intervention for a child or adult

• Save time and money that might have been spent pursuing interventions that don’t address the root cause of the problem

About the Gibson Test

The Gibson Test takes less than an hour to complete, includes a feedback consultation, and is available in more than 23 languages, including English, Arabic, French, Hindi, Cantonese, Indonesian, Mandarin, Hungarian, Malay, Russian, Vietnamese, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish, Filipino, Lithuanian, Polish, Taiwanese Hokkien, and Afrikaans!


Whether you are a senior adult, the parent of a struggling student, a parent or adult looking for a baseline test of current skills levels, an adult seeking help for yourself, a clinician seeking to help a client or patient, or an educator, school or university looking for enhancement or answers for one or more students, The Gibson Test will give you invaluable information about cognitive brain performance as you determine the next best step for yourself or your child, student, or client.

Click here for a video abstract of the original research paper “Reliability and validity of the revised Gibson Test of Cognitive Skills, a computer-based test battery for assessing cognition across the lifespan” published in the journal Psychology Research and Behavior Management by authors Moore and Miller.

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