The Qualitative and Quantitative Aspects of the Tactual Performance Test,
LANDSTUHL REGIONAL ARMY MEDICAL CENTER APO NEW YORK 09180
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The Tactual Performance Tests TPT is a novel, haptic, complex psychomotor tests that yields qualitative and quantitative data. The TPT provides the following three of seven indices used for the Halstead-Reitan Impairment Index total time for three trials memory for block shape and memory for block design. Studies have shown that the TPT latency and location measures to be sensitive to a brain dysfunction resulting from a variety of causes. However, there is a lack of parametric data regarding block placement and qualitative information on problem solving approaches to the test. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to 1 examine the sequence of block placement 2 determine the relative frequency of recall of each block and 3 obtain observations of problem solving behaviors of non-brain damaged and brain damaged subjects.