Rivermead Perceptual Assessment Battery; an assessment test for deficits in visual perception following a stroke or head injury, based on patients between 17 and 69 years old; invented by Whiting, Lincoln, Bhavani and Cookburn in 1985 and published by NFER-Nelson in 1991.
The Rivermead Perceptual Assessment Battery measured deficits in visual perception that could follow strokes or head injuries. It was invented in 1985. A patient was given 16 tests over a one-hour period. This subtest consists of shaped wooden blocks. It was used with patients ranging from teenagers to those in old age. Patients recreated a complex model using the shapes. It was made by the National Foundation for Educational Research in 1991. This was also known as NFER-Nelson. The test was developed at the Rivermead Rehabilitation Centre in Oxford, England.