Benton Visual Retention Test
Benton test; BVRT
The Benton Visual Retention Test (BVRT) is a widely used test of visual memory, visual perception, and/or visual construction. Now in its fifth edition (Sivan 1992), the test consists of three equivalent forms (Forms C, D, and E), each composed of ten items of visual stimuli. Most items include three geometric forms presented along a horizontal plane, making the test particularly sensitive to visual neglect (Sivan 1992).
The following description of the BVRT was adapted from Strauss et al. (2006). The test includes four alternative methods of administration (A, B, C, and D) that assess different aspects of functioning. The most common administration (A) assesses immediate recall of a visual display. After presenting a stimulus card for 10 s, the card is removed, and the examinee is asked to draw the design from memory. Administration B follows the same procedure as A, but with a 5-s exposure interval. Administration C allows the examiner to...
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