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neuropsychological assessment of adults with visual impairment (naavi) kit

Neuropsychological Assessment of Adults with Visual Impairment (NAAVI) , published by Stoelting, is the only assessment kit to guide readers through a full battery of neuropsychological and cognitive testing of individuals with vision problems or blind.

31736 Neuropsychological Assessment of Adults w/Visual Impairment
31736M NAAVI Manual
31736A NAAVI Adapted Token Test
31736D NAAVI Digit Symbol Boards
31736R NAAVI Pattern Board and Pegs
31736G NAAVI Pattern of Search Test Forms, Pk/50
31736P NAAVI Pattern of Search Test
31736L NAAVI Object Assembly - Ball
31736B NAAVI Object Assembly - Block
31736C NAAVI Object Assembly - Doll
31736H NAAVI Object Assembly - Hand
31736T NAAVI Tactile Block Design
31736F NAAVI Tactual Formboard Test
31736Y NAAVI Tray


John T. Gallagher, Ph. D. and Katherine A. Burnham 

This book and kit, published by Stoelting, is the only combined text and psychological assessment of its kind to cover the area of neuropsychological testing of persons without vision, or with limited vision.  There are two sections to the NAAVI, the textbook and the full assessment kit.  Both enable the practitioner to administer full neuropsychological assessments of blind individuals. 

  • Ages: Normative Scores for ages 16 - 70+


Comprehensive review of all facets of neuropsychological assessment of those with visual impairments.  The authors draw on their extensive experience treating individuals with visual impairments and developing assessments to provide a comprehensive understanding of individual functioning. 

The authors begin by reviewing the visual system, problems that can occur in the visual system, neuropsychological functions and how they are impacted by visual issues, how to assess neuropsychological functions without vision, a history of cognitive and neuropsychological assessment of those with visual impairments, and how the assessments covered in this kit were developed.  It includes reviews to help clinicians identify effective tools for assessment work with this population.  The author also presents a novel condition involving visual impairment and low birthweight.  Please see the "Documents" tab for samples of the manual, including Table of Contents.


The NAAVI Kit is a full neuropsychological assessment battery for individuals with visual impairments. Ten subtests are provided with equipment, instructions for administration, record forms, and summary forms provided to include everything you need to administer a complete assessment of and individual's cognitive and neuropsychological functions.  Normative scores are provided to contextualize individual performance in terms of performance of others with visual impairment. 

Research is reviewed which substantiates the development, reliability, and validity of the assessment.  It is not sufficient to only use existing verbal assessments in nonvisual assessment, as a great deal of functions are not assessed in this way.  In addition, verbal skills may be compromised, which would impact performance.  Subtests in the NAAVI assess all facets of functioning, including nonvisual and nonverbal skills.

The textbook provides the grounding and the manual and subtests provide the tools to enable the clinician to gain a thorough understanding of individuals with nonvisual assessment.  The textbook could serve as a reference for use in an assessment class or for a clinician seeking to gain an understanding of nonvisual assessment.  Unlimited reproduction of assessment forms are included with purchase of the manual.  Subtests are designed to be modular and may be purchased separately, allowing clinicians to construct a battery to meet their needs.  Specific case examples make the assessment process come alive, and make the procedures easy to understand, and administer.

As a result of information in this book, the clinician will be prepared to provide assessments for the visually impaired, in the areas of:

  • Vocation
  • Academics
  • Personality
  • Intelligence (Verbal and Nonverbal)
  • Neuropsychology
  • Executive Functioning
  • Spatial Ability
  • Memory (Verbal and Nonverbal)
  • Special clinical populations include: low birth weight, with a new Pervasive Developmental Disorder defined


Areas Assessed

Adapted Token Test

Receptive Language, Hearing, Understanding directions, Immediate verbal retention

Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT)

List learning, Incidental memory, Episodic memory

Tactual formboard test (tfbt)

Spatial exploration, Spatial learning, Independent travel, Spatial distortion, Motor coordination, Sustained attention, Memory- recognition and recall, Spatial understanding, Spatial relations

Auditory Cancellation Test

Attention- immediate and sustained, Impulsivity, Response monitoring, Adaptability, ADHD

Digit Symbol

Spatial learning, Memory, Haptic sense, Processing speed, Learning, Spatial awareness and memory, Spatial orientation

Block Design

Spatial understanding, Tactual-spatial understanding, Spatial rotation understanding, Pattern analysis, Spatial construction

Object Assembly

Spatial understanding, Spatial construction, Manual dexterity, Assembly skills, Part-to-whole reasoning and construction, Problem solving

Pattern Board

Tactual-spatial memory, Spatial preference, Spatial distortion, Verbal memory, Kinesthetic memory

Pattern of Search Test

Independent travel capability, Executive function, Planning, Thoroughness of spatial exploration, Spatial functioning


Assessments described in this text include:

Assessments without separate manipulatives:

  • Auditory Cancellation Test
  • Michigan Mathematics Test for the Blind
  • Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test

Assessments with separate manipulatives (please click each assessment go to that product page):

Haptic Intelligence Scale Subtests

The Neuropsychological Assessment of Adults with Visual Impairment Kit contains the Manual with all Assessment Forms (unlimited reproduction), all subtests and equipment listed above, a tray for holding and administering subtests, and a rolling backpack to carry all items.

Record Forms for each subtest are listed on each product page.  In addition, an entire Record Form is listed under "Documents" tab on this webpage.  Forms may be printed from these pages for your convenience.