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The Four Coins Question: A Brief Cognitive-Functioning Assessment Tool for Counselors
Livia M. D’Andrea, Steven E. Rubin, Susan Magluilo, and Trenton Berrie
The objectives of this article are to describe the use of an assessment tool that involves a single question that asks the person to add the total amount of four coins and to provide evidence of concurrent validity between this ―Four Coins question and the Mini-Mental Status Exam (Folstein, Folstein, & McHugh, 1975).