Visual Form Discrimination
- Beth A. Jerskey
- … show all 1 hide
Benton visual form discrimination test; Visual form discrimination test (VFDT)
This test assesses the ability to make fine visual discriminations. Designed in a multiple choice format, the Visual Discrimination Test (VDT) consists of 2 sample items and 16 test items that range depending on the level of difficulty. Each item has a target and four stimuli directly below the target, one of which is an identical match. The other three foils contain minor variations in placement, rotation peripheral elements, or distortion of one of the major figures. All stimuli are displayed simultaneously with no time limit. Scoring is based on a correct match (2-points), an incorrect match that includes an error involving a peripheral shape (1-point), or an incorrect match involving a major shape (0-points). Strengths of this test include its ease in administration and the relatively quick time in which it can be administered.
- Axelrod, B. N., & Ricker, J. H. (1995). Clinical utility of a recognition paradigm of the visual form discrimination test. Applied Neuropsychology, 2(3–4), 150–154.
- Benton, A. L., deS Hamsher, K., Varney, N. R., & Spreen, O. (1983). Contributions to neuropsychological assessment: A clinical manual. New York: Oxford University Press.
- Benton, A. L., Sivan, A. B., deS Hamsher, K., Varney, N., & Spreen, O. (1994). Contributions to neuropsychological assessment: A clinical manual (2nd ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.
- Campo, P., & Morales, M. (2003). Reliability and normative data for the Benton visual form discrimination test. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 17(2), 220–225.
- Caplan, B., & Caffrey, D. (1996). Visual form discrimination as a multiple-choice visual memory test: Illustrative data. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 10, 152–158.
- Caplan, B., & Schultheis, M. (1998). An interpretative table for the visual form discrimination test. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 87, 1203–1207.
- Iverson, G. L., Slick, D., & Smith-Seemiller, L. (1997). Screening for visual-perceptual deficits following closed head injury: A short form of the visual form discrimination test. Brain Injury, 11(2), 125–128.
- Iverson, G. L., Woodward, T. S., & Smith-Seemiller, L. (2000). Internal consistency and concurrent validity of two short forms of the visual form discrimination test. Applied Neuropsychology, 7, 108–110.
- Kaskie, B., & Storandt, M. (1995). Visuospatial deficit in dementia of the Alzheimer type. Archives of Neurology, 52(4), 422–425.
- Lezak, M. D., Howieson, D. B., & Loring, D. W. (2004). Neuropsychological assessment (4th ed.). New York: Oxford University Press.
- Lichtenberg, P., Millis, S., & Nanna, M. (1994). Use of the visual form discrimination test with geriatric urban medical inpatients. The Clinical Neurophysiologist, 8, 462–465.
- Lopez, M. N., Charter, R. A., Oh, S., Lazar, M. D., & Imperio, S. M. (2005). Psychometric properties of the Benton visual form discrimination test. Applied Neuropsychology, 12(1), 19–23.
- Malina, A., Regan, T., Bowers, D., & Millis, S. (2001). Psychometric analysis of the visual form discrimination test. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 92(2), 449–455.
- Mast, B. T., MacNeill, S. E., & Lichtenberg, P. A. (2000). Clinical utility of the normative studies research project test battery among vascular dementia patients. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 10, 173–180.
- Mendez, M. F., Mendez, M. A., Martin, R., Symth, K. A., & Whitehouse, P. J. (1990). Complex visual disturbances in Alzheimer’s disease. Neurology, 40, 439–443.
- Nabors, N. A., Vangel, S. J. Jr., & Lichtenberg, P. A. (1996). Visual form discrimination test with elderly medical inpatients. Clinical Gerontologist, 17, 43–53.
- Tang, C., & Liu, Y. (1993). Impairment of visual form discrimination in Parkinson’s disease. Acta Psychologica Sinica, 25, 258–263.
- Varney, N. R. (1981). Letter recognition and visual form discrimination in aphasia alexia. Neuropsychologia, 19, 795–800.
- Wilde, M. C., Bocke, C., & Sherer, M. (2000). Wechsler Adult intelligence scale - Revised block design broken configurations errors in nonpenetrating traumatic brain injury. Applied Neuropsychology, 7, 208–214.
- Visual Form Discrimination
- Reference Work Title
- Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology
- pp 2630-2631
- Print ISBN
- Online ISBN
- Springer New York
- Copyright Holder
- Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
- Additional Links
- Industry Sectors
- eBook Packages
- Editor Affiliations
- 671. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Professor of Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry Virginia Commonwealth University – Medical Center Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- 672. Kessler Foundation Research Center
- 673. Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Neurology and Neuroscience, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – New Jersey Medical School
- 674. Independent Practice
- Beth A. Jerskey (2248)
- Author Affiliations
- 2248. Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Alpert Medical School of Brown University Butler Hospital, Blackstone Blvd., 2906, Providence, RI, USA
To view the rest of this content please follow the download PDF link above.