The Pyramids and Palm Trees Test

Pyramids and Palm Trees
  • David Howard
  • Karalyn Patterson

The Pyramids and Palm Trees Test determines the degree to which a subject can access meaning from pictures and words.

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  • Pyramids and Palm Trees Stimulus Book (Print)
    0158054911 Qualification Level B


  • Pyramids and Palm Trees Manual (Print)
    0158054903 Qualification Level B


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  • Pyramids and Palm Trees Score Sheets Qty 25 (Print)
    0158340442 Qualification Level B


  • Pyramids and Palm Trees Complete Kit (Print)
    0158054881 Qualification Level B

    Includes Manual (Print), 50 Record Forms (Print), and Stimulus Book (Print)



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18 to 80 years
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Six different versions of test are possible
73 U.K. controls

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The pattern of results from this simple forced-choice format test can be used to build up a picture of the subject’s ability to access semantic and conceptual information.


  • Indicates whether a subject has a central, modality-independent impairment to semantic knowledge.
  • Gives information whether there are modality-specific difficulties in access to semantics.
  • Establish the cause of a subject’s difficulty in naming or pointing to a named picture.
  • May help in the design of appropriate rehabilitation programs.


Six different versions of the test are possible by using either pictures, or written or spoken words to change the modality of stimulus or response items. The test is ideal for theoretically motivated testing of picture and word comprehension in subjects with:

  • Aphasia
  • Global aphasia
  • Visual agnosia
  • General semantic impairment (i.e., Alzheimer’s disease)