Controlled Oral Word Association Test
Controlled Oral Word Association Test (COWAT) is a verbal fluency test that measures spontaneous production of words belonging to the same category or beginning with some designated letter. The COWAT uses the three letter set of C, F, and L to assess phonemic fluency. Individuals are given 1 min to name as many words as possible beginning with one of the letters. The procedure is then repeated for the remaining two letters. The examiner must quickly write down the words provided by the participant on a piece of paper. The whole examination usually takes 5–10 minutes.