Author(s) : Nancy A. Martin
Publisher : Academic Therapy Publications, 2010
SKU : PG_QDV
Purpose: Assess deficits in visual perception, motor planning, and/or execution
Age: 3-90+ years
Time: 30-45 minutes
The Test of Visual-Motor Skills-3 (TVMS-3) assesses how well a person can coordinate visually guided fine-motor movements to copy a design while it is in sight. The TVMS-3 is used to determine whether there are any systematic distortions or gross inaccuracies in the copied design that could be the result of deficits in visual perception, motor planning, and/or execution.
The test-taker is asked to reproduce 39 increasingly complex geometric designs--each in a single attempt, without sketching or tracing. Scoring is quick and easy--rulers and protractors are no longer needed. The Record Form lists common errors for each design, and the Manual presents detailed scoring guidelines.
Results are expressed as a general accuracy standard score and an analysis of errors seen in the copied design. The scoring sheet has a built-in guide to the types of errors possible on each design.
Nine types of errors are identified:
Analysis of the types of errors made provides a detailed evaluation of visual-motor skills. Results can be reported as standard scores, percentile ranks, or age equivalents. When used along with a test of visual perception, the tests can differentiate between a primarily visual-motor impairment and a perceptual difficulty.