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Brannigan Updates Popular Psychological Test

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ Originally published in 1938 by Lauretta Bender, M.D., the Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test is one of the most widely used psychological test in the past half century.

Dr. Gary Brannigan, professor of psychology at Plattsburgh State University of New York, has recently updated this classic assessment tool in his new book, Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test, Second Edition (Bender-Gestalt II) , published by the Riverside Publishing Company.

"This is, by far, the largest and most significant research project of my career," said Brannigan, senior author on the project. "It is the first major revision of one of the earliest tests in psychology/psychiatry."

Appropriate for ages 4 to 85+ years, the Bender-Gestalt II test is a reliable tool to assess visual-motor development, which provides useful information for preschool screening as well as geriatric assessment. The test also provides validity information for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, mental retardation, gifted, learning disabilities, autism and Alzheimer's Disease.

The Bender-Gestalt II consists of a series of stimulus cards, each displaying a unique figure. The individual is asked to draw each figure as he or she observes it. The complete Bender-Gestalt II project includes new test materials, examiners manual, test forms and supplementary tests, which provide a new era for the clinical, diagnostic and research tool.
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