Purpose: Identifies significant difficulties in integrating or coordinating visual perceptual and motor (finger and hand movement) abilities.
Ages: 2 to 100 years old
Administration Time: Short Format and Full Format tests: 10 - 15 minutes each; Supplemental Visual Perception and Motor Coordination tests: 5 minutes each
Scores: Standard scores, percentiles, age equivalents
The new 6th Edition of this highly acclaimed test measures visual-motor integration in children and adults. Backed by decades of research and clinical use, the Berry VMI offers a convenient and economical way to screen for visual-motor deficits that can lead to learning, behavior, and neuropsychological problems. While it is used primarily with young children, it can also be administered to adolescents and adults.
New in the 6th Edition
The 6th Edition remains focused on early childhood education, offering new norms for ages 2 through 18. (Adult norms for ages 19 and older, have not been updated) While test content has not changed, the child and adult test forms have been combined, making the VMI more convenient for clinicians who work with people of all ages. You may continue to use your remaining 5th Edition test forms, but you will need the new 6th Edition Manual to access updated norms and new research on medical, neuropsychological, and educational applications of the VMI.
A Simple Design-Copying Task Appropriate for Young and Old
The VMI helps assess the extent to which individuals can integrate their visual and motor abilities. The test presents the examinee with drawings of 24 geometric forms, arranged in a develoopmental sequence, from less to more complex. The examinee simply copies these forms in the Test Booklet. The test can be individually or group administered in just 10 to 15 minutes. A Short Form, composed of 15 drawings, is often used with 2- to 8-year-old children.
Optional Supplemental Tests for More Detailed Evaluation
Two supplemental tests-the VMI Visual Perception Test and the VMI Motor Coordination Test- can each be administered in 5 minutes or less. They are generally given if full- or short-form VMI results indicate a need for futher testing. The supplemental tests use the same VMI stimulus forms, so it easy to compare results from all 3 tests, using a profile form provided in the Test Booklet.
The 6th Edition weas standardized, in 2010, on a national sample of 1,737 children aged 2 to 18. Adult norms, collected in 2006, are based on a sample of 1,021 individuals from 19 to 100 years of age. In addition, the Manual includes approximately 600 age-specific norms, from birth through age 6. These norms reflect developmental "stepping stones" identified by research. They have proven useful in helping parents understand their child's current level of development.
Beery VMI 6th Edition Starter Kit includes: Manual, 10 Full Forms, 10 Short Forms, 10 Visual Perception Forms, and 10 Motor Coordination Forms.
In response to teachers' and parents' requests, authors Keith and Natasha Beery have developed visual, motor, and visual-motor teaching activities, and other material for use with children from birth to elementary school age.
New CD format enables quick, convenient and free reprinting of teaching activities and worksheets.
- Developmental Teaching Activities - A booklet of more than 250 activities for teachers nad parents to use with children from birth through age 6 to help develop solid foundations for art, academics (including pre-reading and pre-writing), and athletic skills. At each level, activities are included for gross motor, fine motor, visual, and visual-motor development.
- My Book of Shapes - Contains 100 gemetric paper and pencil exercises that preschool and kindergarten teachers and parents may use with children to refine motor, visual, and visual-motor activities development. The exercises help support early prevention of problems and provide an important foundation for the teaching of letter and numeral shapes in the first semester of kindergarten.
- My Book of Letters and Numbers - Provides 100 exercises for use with students in the second semester of kindergarten. The exercises use numeral and letter shapes so that the motor, visual, and visual-motor skills children learn with geometric shape exercises can be successfully transferred to numeral and letter shapes thry will use in school.
- Beery VMI Stepping Stones Parent Checklist - A consumable checklist of more than 200 key developmental "stepping stones" designed to help parents note observations of children from pre-kindergarten through early elementary age in non-school settings. Parents may then share this information with teachers to help track developmental progress and design learning programs.
- Developmental Wall Chart for Visual-Motor Integration - A laminated full-color wall chart of basic gross, fine motor, visual, and visual-motor developmental "stepping stones" from birth to age 6. Serves as a handy reminder for parents and professionals.
Teaching Materials Starter Kit: Includes My Book of Shapes, My Biook of Letters and Numbers, Developmental Teaching Activities, Developmental Wsll Chart and Stepping Stones Parent Checklist (25 per package).
Keith E. Beery & Natasha A. Beery