The Bender Gestalt II is a reliable way to assess visual-motor development. It is also a useful introduction to any battery of educational, psychological, or neuropsychological tests. The Bender Gestalt // provides helpful information in preschool screening as well as geriatric assessment. And it can offer insight into many conditions, including ADHD, mental retardation, giftedness, learning disabilities, autism, and Alzheimer’s disease.
This edition of the test adds items and extends the range of ability assessed. New recall procedures to measure visual-motor memory ensure a more comprehensive assessment of visual-motor skills. And supplemental tests of simple motor and perceptual ability help identify specific visual-motor deficits. An optional timing component allows the examiner to time each drawing, and scoring is now quicker and easier.