Screening Devices

  • Michael D. Franzen
Part of the Critical Issues in Neuropsychology book series (CINP)


The Bender—Gestalt test has a long and varied history. It has four major scoring systems and has been used for several purposes, including the diagnosis of psychosis, the identification of learning disabilities in children, the description of personality, and the diagnosis of organicity. Because of this history of multiple usage, it is important to clarify which version of the Bender—Gestalt is under discussion at a given time. Unless otherwise noted, the discussion in this chapter is confined to the use of the Bender—Gestalt as an instrument for screening for organicity in adults [using the Hutt & Briskin (1960) scoring system] and its use to identify neurological and developmental disabilities in children [using the Koppitz (1960) scoring system].


Color Score Screening Device Perceptual Interference Visual Motor Integration Word Score 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael D. Franzen
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  1. 1.Allegheny General Hospital and Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann UniversityPittsburghUSA

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