n. a psychological test specifically designed to assess visual-motor functioning and visual perception skills especially among children. In the copy phase, it requires a participant to draw each of 16 geometric figures on a blank sheet of paper. This is followed by a recall phase in which the instruction is to redraw these figures from memory. Based on resemblance, scores are given on a 5-point scale. First developed by U.S. psychiatrist Lauretta Bender in 1938.

BENDER VISUAL-MOTOR GESTALT TEST: "The Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test can be administered to children from ages 4 and up."
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