The MVPT-4 is the most recent revision of the only nonmotor visual-perceptual assessment that can be used throughout the life span. The MVPT-4 provides a quick, reliable, and valid measure of overall visual perceptual ability in children and adults. The MVPT-4 includes 45 items from the MVPT-3 which have been reorganized and grouped for easier administration.
Stimuli are comprised of black-and-white line drawings and designs, with answer choices presented in an easy-to- record, multiple-choice format. No motor involvement is needed to make a response, making the test particularly useful with those who have motor disabilities. The MVPT-4 is one of the most widely used visual-perceptual assessments for recertifying adult drivers after head injury or stroke.
The MVPT-4 is designed to be used for screening and research purposes by psychologists, occupational therapists, educational specialists, optometrists, and others who may need to determine a person's overall ability to discern and understand visual stimuli. Visual Perceptual Abilities Assessed
Visual discrimination - discriminates dominant features of objects, including position, shape, and form.
Spatial relationships - perceive the positions of objects in relation to oneself and other objects. including perception of pictures, figures, and patterns that are disoriented in relation to each other, such as figure reversals and rotations.
Visual memory - recognize a previously presented stimulus item after a brief interval
Figure-Ground - distinguish an object from background or surrounding objects
Visual closure - perceive a whole figure when only fragments are presented.
The MVPT-4 includes new norms for ages 4 through 80+ years. Data was collected from 2012 to 2014 on a nationally stratified sample of more that 2,700 individuals. Results of reliability and validity studies are provided, as well as performance comparisons with clinical populations. Administration and Scoring
The MVPT-4 takes 20-25 minutes to administer. Test plates are contained in one easy-to-use book with an easel back. Test administration cues are provided in the test plates to facilitate administration. Scoring is extremely easy; no basals or ceilings are used. The raw score is quickly converted to one overall standard score and percentile rank.
Complete Kit includes: Manual, Test Plates, Record Forms (25)