Consequences of premature discontinuation of the Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration: Can these tests be salvaged?

Dustin J. Gordon, Sean O'Donnell, Jason Brandt

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The administration of many neuropsychological tests includes discontinuation criteria that are often complex and time-consuming. As a result, it is not uncommon for an examiner to unintentionally discontinue the administration of a test prematurely. This investigation of 56 correctly scored Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration protocols was conducted to determine how the premature termination of this particular test significantly affects its overall score, and thus, its interpretation. These data indicate that premature discontinuation of this test results in a minimal loss of points overall, and thus, does not invalidate the interpretation of its score.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)456-457
Number of pages2
JournalClinical Neuropsychologist
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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