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Research Article  |   September 1993
Test-Retest Reliability of the Test of Visual Perceptual Skills With Children With Learning Disabilities
Author Affiliations
  • Sheri Ambacher McFall, MS, OTR/L, is an occupational therapist in the Everett School District, Special Services, 202 Alder, Everett, Washington 98201. At the time of this study, she was a graduate student in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle
  • Jean C. Deitz, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, is Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
  • Terry K. Crowe, PhD, OTR/L, is Director and Assistant Professor, Division of Occupational Therapy, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Article Information
Learning Disabilities / Research
Research Article   |   September 1993
Test-Retest Reliability of the Test of Visual Perceptual Skills With Children With Learning Disabilities
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, September 1993, Vol. 47, 819-824. doi:10.5014/ajot.47.9.819
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, September 1993, Vol. 47, 819-824. doi:10.5014/ajot.47.9.819
Abstract

This study examined the test-retest reliability of the Test of Visual Perceptual Skills (nonmotor) (TVPS). The sample consisted of 30 first-and second-grade children (aged 6years through 8 years) with identified learning disabilities. The TVPS was administered on two separate occasions that were 1 to 2 weeks apart. The intraclass correlation coefficient for the total test standard scores was .81. The intraclass correlation coefficients for the subtests ranged from .33 (Sequential Memory) to .78 (Form Constancy). The primary finding from this study is that TVPS scores on the total test show adequate test-retest reliability for use in clinical settings. The scores on the subtests, however, should he used with extreme caution, as the test-retest reliability estimates were low.