Is a standardised tool to screen for impairments of visual perception and praxis following stroke and acquired brain injury

OT-APST subscales include:

  • Agnosia
  • Visuospatial Relations including:
    • Body Scheme and Unilateral Neglect
  • Constructional Skills
  • Apraxia
  • Acalculia, and
  • Functional Skills

The OT-APST also examines:

Insight, incorporates behavioural observations related to visual perceptual impairment and speed of information processing time.

Alternate methods of test administration are included for those with expressive language problems. It is not suitable for use with those who have receptive language problems or significant hearing impairment

Australian Normative Data

Age-stratified normative data for 356 adults aged 16 to 97 years.

Test Reliability and Validity include:

Inter-rater, intra-rater and test-retest reliability

Content, construct, criterion, ecological and face validity

Time to Administer:  20 to 25 minutes.

The Functional Skills Subscale:

Includes direct observation of several skills commonly impacted by visual perceptual impairment such as reading, writing, arithmetic, the ability to tell the time and to hold and manipulate a common object.

OT-APST Reading cards

Can be downloaded free of charge from this website in a number of different languages to support completion with clients who are non-English speaking.