Assessment of grammatical comprehension in normal and pathological aging: a summary of the results obtained with ECCO and ECCO_Senior tests

R. López-Higes, Ma. T. Del Rio Martín-Aragoneses, G. Mejuto


The ECCO Test (Cognitive Assessment of Sentence Comprehension in english) has shown its usefulness as an assessment tool of grammatical comprehension in older people along several studies published from its creation. The ECCO_Senior, a shorter and updated version derived from the original one and  adapted to the elderly population, has good psychometric properties, and offers some promising results in the study of the language profiles of patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) when consider variables such as working memory capacity and educational level. The paper summarizes the results obtained with both tests, and also we present some future directions related to this line of research


Reading; sentence comprehension; ECCO; ECCO_Senior; older adults; aging; mild cognitive impairment; working memory; educational level.

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