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Motor-Free Visual Perception Test–Fourth Edition (MVPT-4)

OUR PRICE-$216.00

An updated and streamlined version of the classic visual-perception test

Author(s): Ronald P. Colarusso, EdD/ Donald D. Hammill, EdD
Publisher: ATP

  • Visual Perception
  • Individual Administration
  • Ages 4 through 80+
  • Norm Referenced
  • Qualification Level B

The MVPT-4 is the most recent revision of the only non-motor visual perceptual assessment that can be used throughout the lifespan. The MVPT-4 provides a quick, reliable, and valid measure of overall visual perceptual ability in children and adults. The MVPT-4 includes 45 items from the MVPT-3 which have been reorganized and grouped for easier administration.

Stimuli are comprised of black-and-white line drawings and designs, with answer choices presented in an easy to record multiple-choice format. No motor involvement is needed to make a response, making the test particularly useful with those who may have motor disabilities. The MVPT is one of the most widely used visual perceptual assessments used by occupational therapists and driver rehabilitation specialists.

The MVPT-4 is designed to be used for screening and research purposes by psychologists, occupational therapists, educational specialists, optometrists, and others who may need to determine a person’s overall ability to discern and understand visual stimuli.

Visual Perceptual Abilities Assessed

The following tasks are assessed:

  • Visual Discrimination - the ability to discriminate dominant features of different objects, including the ability to discriminate position, shapes, and forms

  • Spatial Relationships - the ability to perceive the positions of objects in relation to oneself and to other objects. Items assess the perception of pictures, figures, or patterns that are disoriented in relation to each other, such as figure reversals and rotations

  • Visual Memory – the ability to recognize a previously presented stimulus item after a brief interval

  • Figure-Ground – the ability to distinguish an object from background or surrounding objects

  • Visual Closure – the ability to perceive a whole figure when only fragments are presented

    The MVPT-4 includes new norms for ages 4-0 through 80-0+ years. Data was collected from 2012-2014 on a national, stratified sample of more than 2700 individuals. Results of reliability and validity studies are provided, as well as performance comparisons with clinical populations.

    Administration and Scoring
    The MVPT-4 takes approximately 20-25 minutes to administer. Test plates are contained in one easy-to use book with an easel back. Test administration cues are provided in the test plates to facilitate administration. Scoring is extremely easy; no basals or ceilings are needed. The raw score is quickly converted to ONE overall standard score and percentile rank.

Test Kit: Manual, Test Plates, 25 Record Forms-B10081-$216.00


25 RECORD FORMS-B10081-C$55.00

NOTICE: MVPT-3 Record Forms will be available for a limited time. B10081-C-$55.00


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

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Test of Visual Perceptual Skills - 3 (TVPS-3)

OUR PRICE-B004-3-$237.00

Separate subtests show details of visual perceptual skills

Author(s): Nancy Martin, PhD

  • Visual Perception
  • Ages 4-0 through 18-11
  • Individual Administration
  • Norm-Referenced on over 2000 students
  • Testing/Scoring Time: 25 minutes
  • Qualification Level B


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 ages 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) $237.00

Individual Components:

B004-3A TVPS-3-Manual-$81.00

B004-3C TVPS-3-Record Forms (25)-$54.00


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

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Test of Auditory Processing Skills (TAPS-3)






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

Author(s): Nancy Martin, PhD / Rick Brownell, MA
OUR PRICE: B0015-3-$237.00

  • Auditory Processing
  • Ages 4-0 through 18-11
  • Individual Administration
  • Norm Referenced
  • Administration Time: 1 hour
  • Qualification Level B


The TAPS-3 measures what a person does with what is heard. It provides a way to identify particular auditory processes that the individual may be having difficulties with, allowing appropriate remediation strategies to be planned. This assessment was developed to be used by speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and other clinicians who are interested in, and have been trained to assess, a child's ability to comprehend auditory information.

The structure of the TAPS-3 represents the current views of auditory processing. Subtests (and items within each subtest) progress from the most basic skills to the most complex. The nine TAPS-3 subtests provide information for four main areas (reflected as Index scores), confirmed by factor analysis. In addition, there is one optional subtest presented on CD. The indices and subtests are:

Auditory Attention:

Optional Auditory Figure-Ground screener presented at the start of the test session.

Basic Phonological Skills:

Subtest 1: Word Discrimination

Subtest 2: Phonological Segmentation

Subtest 3: Phonological Blending

Auditory Memory

Subtest 4: Number Memory Forward

Subtest 5: Number Memory Reversed

Subtest 6: Word Memory

Subtest 7: Sentence Memory

Auditory Cohesion:

Subtest 8: Auditory Comprehension

Subtest 9: Auditory Reasoning

Administration and Scoring

TAPS-3 scoring features:

  • Partial credit for test responses allow a more accurate rendering of abilities
  • Three index scores (Basic Phonological Skills, Auditory Memory, and Auditory Cohesion) are derived using combinations of subtest scores; these reflect functional areas indicated by current literature

Overall score is based on the sum of all subtest scaled scoresTAPS-3-Complete Kit Includes: Manual, 25 Tests Booklets CD. (B0015-3) $237.00

Individual Components:

B0015-3D TAPS-3-Manual-$105.00

B0015-3E TAPS-3-Test Booklets (25) $115.00

B0015-3F TAPS-3 Auditory Figure-Ground CD$41.00




Developmental Test of Visual Perception (DTVP-3)

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DTVP-3: Developmental Test of Visual Perception – Third Edition (B13700)-PRICE-$400.00


Expanded age range

Ages: 4-0 through 12-11
Testing Time: 30 minutes
Administration: Individual

The DTVP-3 is the most recent revision of Marianne Frostig’s popular Developmental Test of Visual Perception. Of all the tests of visual perception and visual-motor integration, the DTVP-3 is unique in that its scores are reliable at the .80 level or above for all subtests and .90 or above for the composites for all age groups; its scores are validated by many studies; its norms are based on a large (N = 1,035), representative sample; it yields scores for both visual perception (no motor response) and visual-motor integration ability; and it is shown to be unbiased relative to race, gender, and handedness.

New Features of the DTVP-3

  • New normative data were collected in 2010 and 2011
  • Norms were extended upward to age 12 years, 11 months
  • The composite scores have no floor or ceiling effects
  • Numerous eligibility and validity studies, including studies of the test’s sensitivity, specificity, and ROC/AUC, have been provided
  • The study of item bias has been expanded
  • The overall look of the test was updated

DTVP-3 Subtests

The DTVP-3 has five subtests.

  1. Eye-Hand Coordination. Children are required to draw precise straight or curved lines in accordance with visual boundaries.
  2. Copying. Children are shown a simple figure and asked to draw it on a piece of paper. The figure serves as a model for the drawing. Subsequent figures are increasingly complex.
  3. Figure-Ground. Children 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.
  4. Visual Closure. Children are shown a stimulus figure and asked to select the exact figure from a series of figures that have been incompletely drawn. In order to complete the match, children have to mentally supply the missing parts of the figures in the series.
  5. Form Constancy. Children are shown a stimulus figure and asked to find it in a series of figures. The targeted figure will have a different size, position, and/or shade, and it may be hidden in a distracting background.

DTVP-3 Composites

The results of the five DTVP-3 subtests are combined to form three composites: Motor-reduced Visual Perception, Visual-Motor Integration, and General Visual Perception (combination of motor-reduced and motor-enhanced subtests). Subtests were assigned to a particular composite on the basis of the amount of motor ability required by their formats.



DTVP-3-EXAMINER RECORD BOOK (25)-B13700-B-$52.00

DTVP-3-RESPONSE BOOKLET (25) B13700-C-$107.00

DTVP-3 PICTURE BOOK-B13700-D-$92.00

















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

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OUR PRICE-$299.00

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) $299.00


B10350-C- DTVP-A-PROFILE RECORD FORMS (25) $ 89.00

B10350-D DTVP-A-RESPONSE BOOKLETS (25) $ 88.00