A comprehensive measure of visual perception that reliably differentiates visual-perceptual problems from visual-motor integration deficit!
Ages: 11-0 through 74-11Testing Time: 25 minutesAdministration: Individual
The DTVP-A is a battery of six subtests that measure different but interrelated visual-perceptual and visual-motor abilities. The battery has empirically established reliability and validity. The normative sample consists of 1,664 adolescents and adults residing in 19 states; demographic characteristics approximate the current census data. Evidence is provided to show that the test is unbiased with respect to gender and race.
The DTVP-A is the latest test based on the work of Marianne Frostig. It can be administered by psychologists, neuropsychologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, regular and special educators, and diagnosticians who are interested in examining the visual-perceptual status and visual-motor integration skills of adolescents and adults.
The DTVP-A is especially useful in the evaluation of the neuropsychological integrity of TBI and stroke patients where right-hemisphere function may be at issue. Normed through age 75, the DTVP-A has sufficient floor or easy items to allow accurate assessment of even individuals with severe TBI and other neurologically impaired individuals. The reliability of the various subtests and index scores indicates that the DTVP-A will be sensitive to improvement over the course of treatment.
The subtests and indexes also will suggest areas of emphasis in cognitive and fine motor rehabilitation. The DTVP-A is particularly useful in distinguishing true visual-perceptual deficits from problems solely with complex eye-hand or perceptual-motor actions. The DTVP-A may also assist in differential diagnosis of various of the dementias in elderly patients, providing a baseline for normal aging changes in perception and perceptual-motor skills against which the referred patient may be referenced.
Composite Scores or Indexes The most reliable scores for the DTVP-A are the indexes. These scores are found by adding the standard scores of the subtests that comprise a composite and converting the sum to an index.
Special Features of the DTVP-A
COMPLETE DTVP-A KIT INCLUDES: Examiner's Manual, Picture Book, 25 Profile/Examiner Record Forms, and 25 Response Booklets, all in a sturdy storage box. (©2002)