The BMIPB is a collection of memory and cognitive speed tests usually used by Clinical Psychologists to measure the effects of damage to the brain on memory and similar abilities.
It can help clinicians plan individual rehabilitation programmes and follow a person’s recovery. It is also useful in measuring deteriorating conditions such as Alzheimer’s to see how rapidly the condition is progressing and to inform the provision of support.
The tests enable clinical neuropsychologists to measure how much a brain injury is affecting someone's memory and information processing. This vital information is then used to plan individual rehabilitation programmes and to chart the person's recovery.
The BMIPB includes seven sub-tests and has been calibrated on a group of 300 British healthy adults ranging in age from 16 to 89. It is not only used by the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust(BIRT) but by many other clinical services. The BMIPB was developed by Dr Michael Oddy in collaboration with Dr Tony Coughlan (the creator of the original version of the battery) and Professor John Crawford, an expert in test construction from the University of Aberdeen.