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Hooper Visual Organization Test (VOT)

Hooper Visual Organization Test (VOT)


The VOT is a quick 15 minute screening designed to detect neurological impairment. The VOT is great for assessing clients who might otherwise be difficult to assess. The screening test measures an individual's ability to organize visual stimuli and it addresses both general and specific cognitive functions, including:

  • Arousal
  • Visual Analysis & Synthesis
  • Concept Formation
  • Short and Long-term Memory
  • Written or Oral Labeling of familiar objects

This test has 30 line drawings, each showing a common object such as a ball or a pencil. Each drawing has been cut into several pieces. The pieces are scattered on the page like parts of a puzzle. The client's task is to tell you what the object is.

Many neurological tests measure speed of response, which can be adversly affected by depression, anxiety, motivation, biochemical shifts, and, of course, normal aging. The VOT does not measure speed of response; therefore, the VOT has no time limits. This makes it a more specific measure of visual integration that is diagnostically useful with a wide variety of clients, including the elderly.18

Intended Population

The VOT is widely used in clinics, geriatric facilities, private practices, as well as many other types of treatment programs.

Where to Obtain

The VOT typically costs around $200 for the kit and can be purchased at:

Who is originally responsible for this Tool?

H. Elston Hooper, Ph.D.

Assessment Comparison Matrix

Overwhelmed by all of the choices and assessment varieties? Included is a handy reference chart that will help in the decision making process.

Assessment Comparison Matrix