a test which is designed to assess an individuals potential to learn new information not currently part of their schema. The LPAD was initially used as part of assessing those classed as suffering from mental retardation, however, recently this has been used with participants who display a wide range of skills.

LEARNING POTENTIAL ASSESSMENT DEVICE (LPAD): "There is a battery of tests available, one of which, the learning potential assessment device, aims to assess how an individual wipe cope when trying to learning a new piece of information."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "LEARNING POTENTIAL ASSESSMENT DEVICE (LPAD)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/learning-potential-assessment-device-lpad/ (accessed October 19, 2021).