Purpose: To identify visual motor integration deficits in preschoolers Age: 3-1/2 to 5-1/2 years Administration Time: 20 minutes
At last, a standardized test specifically devoted to the perceptual abilities of the preschooler. Specific skills addressed by the PVMIA include:
perception of position in space,
awareness of spatial relationships,
color and shape discrimination,
matching two attributes simultaneously,
and the ability to reproduce what is seen and what is q
A total of 510 children were tested during the pre-standardization and standardization of the assessment. It can be administered in approximately 20 minutes and scored in approximately 25-30 minutes. The PVMIA consists of two subtests: a Drawing subtest (8 items), which examines the ability to recognize and reproduce lines and shapes on paper, and a Block Patterns subtest (25 items), which examines the abilities to recognize color and shape using three-dimensional blocks and to recognize and reproduce patterns created by assembling the same blocks. The drawings used in the Drawing subtest are novel to children and developmental in nature. The Block Pattern Subtest uses parquetry blocks that fit small hands rather than the one inch cubes typically used in other tests. The test items are presented in order of increasing difficulty. In addition, there are two Behavioral Observation Checklists which assist in the interpretation of the test results. Raw scores are converted to Standard Scores and Percentile Ranges for each of the Subtests and for the Total Test. Now includes scoring software to assure scores are correct - just type the numbers in and leave the calculating to the software! The Complete Kit includes: Manual, 20 Record Forms, Test Plates, Shapes Blocks (14), Scoring Tools (Templates, Ruler, Primary Pencil, Screen)and a Vinyl Case.