Dictionary > Tactual performance test

Tactual performance test

Tactual performance test (TPT)
Halstead-Reitan neuropsychological test battery for adults (HRNTB)
The TPT employs a version of the Seguin-Goddard form board, a flat wooden puzzle board into which differently-shaped blocks can be placed. Without using vision (usually a blind-fold is used) the subject must place the blocks in the board board using the dominant, non-dominant, and both hands. The time to complete each of these tasks serves as a score and their sum gives the TPT-Total time (TPT-T) score. Afterward, the sbuject is asked to recall the shape and location of the blocks. These yield TPT-memory (TPT-M) and TPT-Localization (TPT-L) scores.
This test provides a variety of measures, particularly manual dexterity, spatial memory, tactile discrimination. Note that Lezak (1995, p. 493) argues that this tests administration procedures are particularly discomforting and distressing to individuals with brain injuries or among the elderly. She argues that it should only be given under special circumstances.
available: http://web.lemoyne.edu/~hevern/psy448/448documents/hrntb.html


You will also like...

Freshwater aquatic plankton
Freshwater Communities & Plankton

Planktons are microscopic organisms that live suspended in aquatic habitats. There are two groups: the phytoplanktons an..

Developmental Biology
Developmental Biology

Developmental biology is a biological science that is primarily concerned with how a living thing grows and attains matu..

Salmon jumping upstream in the river
Lotic Communities & Animals

A running water environment offers numerous microhabitats for many types of animals. Similar to plants, animals in lotic..

vitamins
A Balanced Vitamin Diet – Vitamins A – K

A balanced diet is essential to a healthy organism. Insufficiency or too much of a particular element or compound, such ..

Consciousness and behavior
Consciousness and Behavior

Human consciousness and behavior are an interesting topic since they are determined and controlled by the brain. Conscio..

complete-dominance
Dominance

This tutorial presents Gregor Mendel's law of dominance. Learn more about this form of inheritance and how it can be pre..

Related Articles...

No related articles found

See all Related Topics