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Bender-Gestalt Test

Diagnostic assessment test to identify learning disability, neurological disorders, and developmental delay.

The complete name of this test is Bender Visual Motor Gestalt Test. It is a test used with all age groups to help identify possible learning disabilities, neurological disorders, mental retardation, or developmental delay. Test results also provide information about specific abilities, including motor coordination, memory, and organization. The test-taker is given a series of nine designs, each on a separate card, and asked to reproduce them on a blank sheet of paper. There is no time limit. The test is scored by professionals who consider a variety of factors, including form, shape, pattern, and orientation on the page.

Further Reading

Lacks, Patricia. Bender Gestalt Screening for Brain Dysfunction. New York: Wiley, 1984.

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