Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Tactile Form Recognition

  • John E. MeyersEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_214


Tactile form board; TFR


Tactile Form Recognition (TFR) requires examinees to identify flat, plastic shapes, which include a cross, a square, a triangle, and a circle. The objects are placed one at a time in one of the examinee’s hands behind a screen so that the examinee cannot see the objects. The examinee feels the shape and, with the free hand, points to one of the four plastic shapes mounted on a board that he/she believes to correspond to the shape he/she is holding. This test is suitable for examinees aged 5 years and above.

Historical Background

The Tactile Form Recognition Test was developed as part of the Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Battery (HRNB).

Psychometric Data

The time required by the examinee to respond to each trial is recorded. The total time required for the four trials for both the right and left hands is also recorded. Additionally, a separate score for the number of errors for each hand is recorded. The right hand is tested first,...

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References and Readings

  1. Reitan, R., & Wolfson, D. (2000). Using the tactile form recognition test to differentiate persons with brain damage from control subjects. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 17, 117–121.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeuropsychologyComprehensive Medpsych SystemsSarasotaUSA