Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test-Second Edition (Bender-2)

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The Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test, Second Edition (Bender-Gestalt II) is a brief assessment and one of the most widely used psychological tests of motor and visual performance, now with expanded age range.

32779C Bender-Gestalt II Stimulus Cards
32779 Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test-2, Complete Kit
32779M Bender-Gestalt II Manual
32779P Bender-Gestalt II Perception Test Booklets, Pk/25
32779R Bender-Gestalt II Test Records Observation Forms, Pk/25
32779T Bender-Gestalt II Motor Test Booklets, Pk/25


An assessment of visual-motor integration functioning with expanded age range.
Gary G. Brannigan and Scott L. Decker

  • Age Range: 4 to 85 years
  • Time: 10-15 minutes

The Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test, Second Edition (Bender-Gestalt II) is a brief assessment of visual-motor integration and one of the most widely used psychological tests. Originally developed in 1938 by Lauretta Bender, M.D., the revision updates the classic test and continues its tradition as an excellent measure for providing interpretive information about an individual=s development and neuropsychological functioning.

The Bender-Gestalt II offers insight into:

  • ADHD
  • Mental Retardation
  • Giftedness
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Autism
  • Alzheimer's Disease

The Bender II consists of a series of template cards, each displaying a unique figure. The individual is asked to draw each figure as he or she observes it. The design card is not removed until the drawing is complete.

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. Supplemental tests of simple motor and perceptual ability help identify specific visual-motor deficits. As optional timing component allows the examiner to time each drawing, and scoring is now quicker and easier.

Co-normed with the Standford-Binet Intelligence Scales, Fifth Edition, the Bender Gestalt II was standardized on over 4,000 individuals and corresponds to the 2000 U.S. population.

The Bender-Gestalt II Complete Kit includes a Manual, Stimulus Cards, and 25 each of the Test Records, Motor Tests Booklets and Perception Test Booklets.