Visual Perception & Visual Motor Evaluations

Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration (VMI), 6th Edition

The Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration (VMI), 6th Edition measures visual-motor integration in children and adults. Backed by decades of research and clinical use, the VMI offers a convenient way to screen for visual-motor deficits that can lead to learning, behavior, and neuropsychological problems. While it is used primarily with young children, the VMI can also be administered to adolescents and adults.  The VMI helps assess the extent to which individuals can integrate their visual and motor abilities.  The test presents the examinee with drawings of 24 geometric forms, arranged in developmental sequence, from less to more complex.  The examinee simply copies these forms in the Test Booklet.  There are two supplemental tests–the VMI Visual Test and the VMI Motor Test.  The Visual Test screens visual perceptual skills, and the Motor Test examines manual coordination.  The 6th Edition was standardized, in 2010, on a national sample of 1,737 children aged 2 to 18.  Adult norms, collected in 2006, are based on a sample of 1,021 individuals from 19 to 100 years of age.

Motor-Free Visual Perception Test, Third Edition (MVPT-3)

The MVPT-3 assesses an individual’s visual perceptual ability–with no motor involvement needed to make a response.  It is especially useful with those who may have learning, motor, or cognitive disabilities.  MVPT-3 norms are based on a nationally representative sample.  The test can be used for screening; diagnosis; or research by occupational therapists when they need a quick, reliable, and valid measure of overall visual perceptual ability in children and adults (ages 4 through 70).  The MVPT-3 takes approximately 25 minutes to administer and consists of a visual multiple choice in which the individual is shown a line drawing and is then asked to choose the matching drawing from a set of four on the following plate.  Five categories of visual perception are measured–Spatial Relationship, Visual Closure, Visual Discrimination, Visual Memory, and Figure Ground.

Test of Visual-Perceptual Skills, Third Edition (TVPS-3)

The Test of Visual-Perceptual Skills, Third Edition (TVPS-3) is designed for use with individuals ranging in age from 4 through 18.  The TVPS-3 is used to determine a child’s visual perceptual strengths and weaknesses, and is designed to be used by occupational therapists, and other assessment professionals.  The TVPS-3 is comprised of the following seven subtests: Visual Discrimination, Visual Memory, Visual-Spatial Relationships, Form Constancy, Visual Sequential Memory, Visual Figure-Ground, and Visual Closure.  The TVPS-3 utilizes black-and-white designs as stimuli for all of the perceptual tasks.  Within each subtest, the items are arranged in a developmental progression and are presented in a multiple-choice format.  Item responses are made vocally (by saying the letter of the response choice) or by pointing.  The TVPS-3 is not timed and takes about 30 to 40 minutes to complete, depending on the age and abilities of the child.  The Third Edition also provides new, nationally stratified norms based on data from over 2,000 children.