James Battle

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Home Distributed by Dr. James Battle Tests Visual & Auditory Perception
Tests: Visual & Auditory Perception

Test of Visual-Perceptual Skills - Third Edition [TVPS-3]

E-mail Print PDF

http://www.academictherapy.com/pix/Originals/8409-5.jpgTest of Visual-Perceptual Skills - Third Edition [TVPS-3]

 Nancy Martin
OUR PRICE-$210.00
Ages 4-0 through 18-11
Individual Administration
Norm-Referenced on over 2000 students

Now, just one test covers all of the ages that were previously covered by the two forms of the earlier test (TVPS-R and TVPS-UL-R).

The TVPS-3 remains an easy to use assessment to determine the visual perceptual strengths and weaknesses of students aged 4-0 through 18-11. Visual perception is an important ability that enables one to make sense out of what is seen (in contrast to visual acuity tests which determine just that something was seen by the individual).

The TVPS-3 utilizes black and white line drawings as stimuli for all of the perceptual tasks; the stimulus plates are bound in a convenient easel-style booklet. The items are still presented in a multiple-choice format, and responses can be made vocally (by saying the letter of the response choice) or by pointing to the answer choice. This format is ideal for use with students who may have impairments in motor, speech, hearing, neurological, or cognitive functions.

There are still 16 plates in each of the perceptual areas so that the length of the test remains the same as previous editions:

* Visual Discrimination
* Visual Memory
* Visual Spacial Relationships
* Form Constancy
* Visual Sequential Memory
* Figure-Ground
* Visual Closure

Ceilings ensure that the more difficult items do not unduly tax younger students, yet enable the examiner to obtain a reliable and accurate measurement of the students' abilities at all ages.

By analyzing the subtest score patterns, the examiner make functional comparisons of the child's abilities and provide a basis for planning the appropriate remediation. The manual contains an updated review of literature pertaining to the importance of visual perceptual ability to the tasks a child faces in both school and home settings.

The TVPS-3 also provides new, nationally stratified norms on over 2000 students.

Administration and Scoring
The TVPS-3 is administered to individuals; it is untimed and takes about 25 minutes to complete. The TVPS-3 may be used by a number of different types of professionals: occupational therapists, learning specialists, optometrists, and rehabilitation specialists. Scoring is quick and uncomplicated. Raw scores are reported as scaled scores and percentile ranks for each subtest, the overall total score is reported as a standard score and percentile rank. Age-equivalents are also provided for the subtest and overall scores.

TVPS-3-Complete Kit Includes:
Manual, Test Plates, & 25 Record Forms. (B004-3) $210.00

Individual Components:





TVPS-3-Record Forms (25)



Test of Auditory Processing Skills - Third Edition (TAPS-3)

E-mail Print PDF

Test of Auditory Processing Skills (TAPS-3)Test of Auditory Processing Skills - Third Edition (TAPS-3)

Nancy A. Martin and Rick Brownell
OUR PRICE-$224.00
Ages: 4-0 to 18-11 years
Administration Time: Approximately 60 minutes
Administration: Individual

The TAPS-3 represents a very thorough reshaping of the Test of Auditory Perceptual Skills (TAPS-R) and the Test of Auditory-Perceptual Skills: Upper Level (TAPS-UL), both previously authored by Morrison Gardner. The most obvious change is that there are no longer two "levels" of the test; the TAPS-3 offers seamless coverage.

The TAPS-3 measures what a person does with what is heard, and is intended to be used along with other tests as part of a battery. It is designed for use by speech-language pathologists, audiologists, school psychologists, and other testing professionals.

Other differences are apparent in the details of the test structure. The order of subtests has been amended to reflect a developmental progression of tasks from easiest to most difficult. Four new subtests have been added:Phonological Segmentation; Phonological Blending; Auditory Comprehension; Auditory Reasoning (this replaces Auditory Processing subtest from previous Editions).

New items were developed for many subtests, while some existing test items were retained. The content of some subtests has been completely revised; for example, the last subtest, Auditory Reasoning, contains all new items specifically designed to tap auditory cohesion, a higher-order process. An optional Auditory Figure-Ground task has also been added as a supplemental subtest presented in CD format to flag attention problems and give feedback about how the child's auditory processing system works in "real-world" situations.

The subtests are: Word Discrimination;Phonological Segmentation;Phonological Blending; Numbers Forward; Numbers Reversed; Word Memory; Sentence Memory; Auditory Comprehension; Auditory Reasoning.

There are also notable differences in how scores are derived and the types of scores obtained. The use of partial credit in some subtests reflects more accurately the child's auditory abilities. In addition to one overall score, individual subtest scores are combined to derive three cluster scores: Basic Auditory Skills (Word Discrimination, Phonological Segmentation, and Phonological Blending subtests), Auditory Memory (Number Memory Forward, Number Memory Reversed, Word Memory, and Sentence Memory), and Auditory Cohesion (Auditory Comprehension and Auditory Reasoning subtests). The introductory chapter of the manual presents an updated literature review

TAPS-3-Complete Kit Includes:
Manual, 25 Tests Booklets CD. (B0015-3) $224.00

Individual Components:





TAPS-3-Test Booklets (25)



TAPS-3 Auditory Figure-Ground CD



Motor-Free Visual Perception Test (MVPT-3)

E-mail Print PDF


Motor-Free Visual Perception Test (MVPT-3)

OUR PRICE-$196.00

Ages: 4 through 85 years
Testing Time: 20 minutes
Administration: Individual

The third edition of the Motor-Free Visual Perception Test (MVPT-3) is appropriate for children and adults ages 4 through 85 years. Designed to assess visual perception without reliance on an individual's motor skills, the MVPT-3 is particularly useful with those who may have learning, cognitive, motor, or physical disabilities. The MVPT-3 can be used for screening as well as diagnostic and research purposes by teachers, psychologists, educational specialists, rehabilitation therapists, and others who need a quick, highly reliable, and valid measure of overall visual-perceptual processing ability in children and adults.

The MVPT-3 measures skills without copying tasks. It contains many new, more difficult items at the upper end for older children and adults. Tasks include matching, figure-ground, closure, visual memory, and form discrimination. Stimuli are line drawings. Answers are presented in multiple-choice format. Responses may be given verbally or by pointing. Standard scores and percentiles are provided. Item response times may be interpreted in terms of functional behavioral categories. Clinical population comparisons are also provided. The test takes about 20 minutes and is individually administered.

MVPT-3-Complete Kit Includes:
Examiner's Manual, Test Plates, and 25 record forms 2002. (B10081) $196.00

Individual Components:








Developmental Test of Visual Perception (DTVP-2)

E-mail Print PDF

DTVP-2:  Developmental Test of Visual Perception—Second Edition Developmental Test of Visual Perception (DTVP-2)

OUR PRICE-$300.00 

Ages: 4-0 through 10-11
Testing Time: 45 minutes
Administration: Individual

The DTVP­2 is the 1993 revision of Marianne Frostig’s popular Developmental Test of Visual Perception (DTVP). The original version of the test was administered to more than 6 million children. The new edition includes numerous improvements, is suitable for children ages 4 to 10, measures both visual perception and visual­motor integration skills, has eight subtests, is based on updated theories of visual perceptual development, and can be administered to individuals in 35 minutes.

Of all the tests of visual perception and visual­motor integration, the DTVP­2 is UNIQUE in that its scores are reliable at the .8 or .9 levels for all age groups; its scores are validated by many studies; its norms are based on a large representative sample keyed to the 1990 census data; it yields scores for both pure visual perception (no motor response) and visual­motor integration ability; and it has been proven to be unbiased relative to race, gender, and handedness. The DTVP­2 subtests are Eye-Hand Coordination, Copying, Spatial Relations, Position in Space, Figure-Ground, Visual Closure, Visual-Motor Speed, and Form Constancy.

The DTVP­2 was standardized on 1,972 children from 12 states. Characteristics of the normative sample approximate those provided in the 1990 Statistical Abstract of the United States with regard to gender, geographical region, ethnicity, race, and urban/rural residence. Standard scores, NCEs, percentiles, and age equivalents are provided in the Examiner¹s Manual. Internal consistency reliabilities (i.e., alphas) and stability reliabilities (i.e., test­retest) for all scores exceed .8 at all ages. Criterion-related validity is evidenced by correlating DTVP­2 scores with those from the Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration (VMI) and Motor-Free Visual Perception Test. Construct validity is supported by correlations with mental ability tests, achievement tests, and age. Studies also show that the subtests are intercorrelated and that groups known to have visual perceptual difficulties do poorly on the DTVP­2. Results of factor structure and gender/race/handedness bias studies also reinforce the validity of the DTVP­2.


DTVP-2Complete Kit Includes:
Examiner's Manual, Picture Book, 25 Profile Examiner Record Forms, and 25 Response Booklets, all in a sturdy storage box.

 (B0029) $300.00

Individual Components:


DTVP-2-Examiner's Manual



DTVP-2-Picture Book



DTVP-2-Profile Examiner Record Forms (25)



DTVP-2-Response Booklets (25)



Developmental Test of Visual Perception-Adolescent and Adult (DTVP-A)

E-mail Print PDF

http://jamesbattle.com/images/new%20images%20proed/DTVPA.jpgDevelopmental Test of Visual Perception-Adolescent and Adult (DTVP-A)  

OUR PRICE-$290.00

The DTVP-A is a battery of six subtests that measure different but interrelated visual-perceptual and visual-motor abilities. The battery, which is designed for use with individuals ages 11-0 through 74-11, 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.

The DTVP-A is the latest test based on the work of Marianne Frostig; work which has been carried forward in the Developmental Test of Visual Perception-Second Edition (DTVP-2), which is frequently used to evaluate perceptual-motor skills in children ages 4 through 10. The DTVP-A is an extension and redevelopment of this classic work, designed for use with adolescents and adults. The DTVP-A 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. Administration is individual and takes approximately 25 minutes.

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.


  1. Subtest 1-Copying: Individuals are shown a simple figure and asked to draw it on a piece of paper. The figure serves as a model for the drawing.
  1. Subtest 2-Figure-Ground: Individuals are shown stimulus figures and asked to find as many of the figures as they can on a page where the figures are hidden in a complex, confusing background.
  1. Subtest 3-Visual-Motor Search: The individual is shown a page covered in numbered circles, randomly arranged on the page. The individual connects the circles with a line, in numerical sequence, as quickly as possible.
  1. Subtest 4-Visual Closure: Individuals are shown a stimulus figure and asked to select the exact figure from a series of figures that have been incompletely drawn.
  1. Subtest 5-Visual-Motor Speed: Individuals are shown (a) four different geometric designs, two of which have special marks in them, and (b) a page filled completely with the four designs, none of which have marks in them.
  1. Subtest 6-Form Constancy: Individuals are shown a stimulus figure and asked to find it in a series of figures. In the series, the targeted figure will have a different size, position, and/or shade, and it may be hidden in a distracting background.

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.

General Visual-Perceptual Index: The GVPI is the best measure of what the majority of people mean when they say "visual perception." Data from six subtests, each of which measures a different type of visual perception in a different manner, contribute to the GVPI. When GVPIs are below 90, examiners need to pay more attention to the clinically important indexes- the Motor-Reduced Visual Perceptual Index (MRPI) and the Visual-Motor Integration Index (VMII). Examination of these indexes may help explain the causes for low GVPIs.

Motor-Reduced Visual Perception Index: Of all of the DTVP-A indexes, the MRPI is the "purest" and most direct measure of visual perception in that only minimal motor skills (e.g., pointing) are required to show perceptual competence. This index is formed by combining the standard scores from the Figure-Ground, Visual Closure, and Form Constancy Subtests.

Visual-Motor Integration Index: To do well on this composite, individuals must perform complex eye-hand coordination tasks. Low scores do not necessarily indicate poor visual perception; they may mean that the individuals have awkward hand movements or that they have difficulty coordinating hand-to-eye movements. This index is formed by combining the standard scores of the Copying, Visual-Motor Search, and Visual-Motor Speed Subtests.

Special Features of the DTVP-A:

- Subtests were developed to be appropriate for adolescents and adults.

- The normative sample reflects the current population characteristics of the United States relative to race, ethnicity, gender, geographic region, parent education, and income.

- Internal consistency, stability, and interscorer reliability for all indexes are high.

- Validity evidence shows that all DTVP-A subtests and indexes are useful for measuring visual-perceptual and visual-motor integration skills.

- Evidence is provided to show that the test is unbiased with respect to gender and race.

Examiner's Manual, Picture Book, 25 Profile/Examiner Record Forms, and 25 Response Booklets, all in a sturdy storage box 2002. (B10350) $290.00

Individual Components:






$ 81.00



$ 46.00



$ 78.00