Benton Visual Retention Test (BVRT)

Benton Visual Retention Test (BVRT) is a visual perception test developed by a US neuropsychologist, Arthur Benton. The test was published in 1946, and is currently in its 5th edition. BVRT is a clinical and research instrument which is individually administered for people aged eight years to adulthood. It was designed to measure and assess visual perception, visual memory, and visual construction abilities.

This assessment has three alternate forms (forms C, D, and E). Each form consists of 10 designs of visual stimuli, with each design containing one or more figures. The subject being examined looks at 10 different designs one at a time, which the subject tries to commit to memory, and will be asked to reproduce each one as exactly as possible on a plain paper. Administration of one form is about five minutes. Scoring of the form is based on the degree to which the reproduced figures conform to or deviate from the actual figures. BVRT is also used to identify learning disability primarily in children and degenerative brain diseases like dementia in adults.

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