Professional Project: Jessica Mevius, OT Graduate Student
For the aging population, one of the most important occupations is maintaining independence through mobility for as long as possible.
Developmental Test of Visual Perception Adolescent and Adult (DTVP-A)
The DTVP-A is a battery of six subtests that examine the visual-perceptual status and visual-motor integration skills of adolescence and adults. The subtests are:
- Visual-Motor Search
- Visual Closure
- Visual-Motor Speed
- Form Constancy
The DTVP-A can be administered by many different professionals including psychologists, neuropsychologists, occupational therapists and physical therapists. The DTVP-A is also very useful in distinguishing true visual-perceptual deficits from problems solely related to complex eye-hand or perceptual-motor actions.
The DTVP-A may also assist in differential diagnosis of various dementias in elderly patients, providing a baseline for normal aging changes in perception and perceptual-motor skills against which the referred patient may be referenced. Administration takes approximately 25 minutes.30
The battery is designed for use with individuals between the ages of 11 and 74.
Where to Obtain
The DTVP-A can be purchased through many different distributors for around $250. Here’s one option through PAR Inc:
Who is originally responsible for this Tool?
Cecil Reynolds, Nils Pearson, Judith Voress