The only test that provides a complete attention and motor profile in virtual reality.

Normative data

A well developed normative profile of youth 6 to 16 years old.


Correctly classifies over 90 % of children.

Monitors treatment

Can be administered weekly without practice effect to accurately monitor treatment response and progress.

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    Sam Goldstein

    AULA is the first well developed, norm referenced, virtual reality measure to evaluate attention, vigilance, impulse control and activity level in a simulated classroom. It represents assessment of the future yet available today.

Why is it the best?

Ecological environment

AULA’s virtual environment emulates a classroom. While the child completes the test, he/she is presented with a series of visual and auditory distractors similar to those that may be found in a real school setting. This presents the child with a serious of conditions that are very similar to those he/she faces in his/her daily life.

Comprehensive attentional profile

AULA is completed in 20 minutes without the need for clinician direction.

  • Sustained attetion
  • Divided auditory and visual attention
  • Impulsivity
  • Excessive motor activity
  • Tendency to distraction
  • Processing speed

Motor activity log

The AULA 3D glasses contain a movement tracker recording all head movement during the test. If the child’s gaze deviates from the blackboard AULA records these data allowing the clinician to evaluate the extent poor responding results from not looking at the stimuli.

Performance by task

AULA offers differentiated results in its report based on the type of task performed, helping the clinician establish comparisons between the first task (NO-X task) and the second task (X task). This allows the collection of data to determine whether the child demonstrates worse performance to environments with excessive stimulation (NO-X task), to environments with too low stimulation (X task), to both, or whether he/she shows adaptation problems when changing from one task to the other (attention self-regulation).

Performance by sensory modality

The AULA report offers differentiated results for the child’s responses to auditory and visual stimuli.  These data can be used to guide treatment planning and monitoring.

Performance with and without distractors

Differentiated results are provided with and in the absence of distractions. This helps the clinician better understand the optimal performance environment for each child.

Assessment of attention

Unlike other CPT measures AULA evaluates commission and omission errors while the child’s visual gaze is directed at the stimulus items.


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The report is generated immediately.


AULA is self working. Once started the program guides the child through practice and test tasks.


The report can be personalized. Notes can be added about the child’s behavior and the clinician’s test impressions.

Clear results

Results are clearly displayed in graphics and include explanatory texts for each variable. The patient’s motor activity is represented with graphics about movements, where it is clearly shown in which precise point the child focused attention.

Facilitates communication

Reports are concise and easy to read, which helps to establish a dialogue between the clinician, parents and children.


Data are presented both in a general as well as in a detailed manner, which facilitates the detection of the source of the disorder.

Motor Activity Report

Report samples

Girl with inattention and slow reaction time.


Boy with ADHD, combined type (hyperactive, impulsive, inattentive).


Boy with slow reaction time.


Boy with impulsivity, without attention problems.


Girl without attention problems.



Studies performed with AULA show its validity, sensitivity and reliability.

AULA classifies correctly 93.5% of the cases.
AULA has a sensitivity of 95.2%.
AULA has a specificity of 91.9%.

AULA has a normative sample of approximately 1,500 children between 6 and 16 years old.


  • Normative study

    Yahaira Iriarte, Unai Diaz-Orueta, Eduardo Cueto, Paula Irazustabarrena, Flavio Banterla, and Gema Climent. J Atten Disord published 12 December 2012, 10.1177/1087054712465335.
    AULA—Advanced Virtual Reality Tool for the Assessment of Attention: Normative Study.
  • Convergent validity with Conners' CPT

    Díaz-Orueta, U., Garcia-López, C., Crespo-Eguílaz, N., Sánchez-Carpintero, R., Climent, G. & Narbona, J. (2013)
    AULA virtual reality test as an attention measure: Convergent validity with Conners’ Continuous Performance Test, Child Neuropsychology: A Journal on Normal and Abnormal Development in Childhood and Adolescence, DOI:10.1080/09297049.2013.792332.
  • Faces / Perception of differences test. Convergent validity

    ISEP Science. 04/2013 Aitziber Zulueta, Yahaira Iriarte, Unai Díaz-Orueta, Gema Climent.
    AULA NESPLORA: progress in assessing attention processes – A convergent validity study with the Faces – Perception of Differences Test, extended version [Article in Spanish].
  • Report in qualitative results using distractors

    Diaz-Orueta, U., Iriarte, Y., Climent, G. & Banterla, F.(2012)
    AULA: An ecological virtual reality test with distractors for evaluating attention in children and adolescents. Journal of Virtual Reality, 5, 1-20.
  • Sensitivity study

    Rufo-Campos, M., Cueto, E., Iriarte, Y., & Rufo-Muñoz, M. (2012)
    Sensitivity study of a new diagnostic method for ADHD: Aula Nesplora [paper in Spanish]. Paper presented at the XXXVI Annual Meeting of the Spanish Society of Pediatric Neurology, Santander, 31st May – 2nd June 2012. LINK:
  • Test-retest study

    Fernández-Fernández, M., Morillo-Rojas, M., & Alonso-Romero, L. (2012)
    Test-retest assessment of AULA Nesplora for the assessment of ADHD [Poster in Spanish]. Poster presented at the XXXVI Annual Meeting of the Spanish Society of Pediatric Neurology, Santander, 31st May – 2nd June 2012.
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