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Quick Neurological Screening Test-3R (QNST-3R)

Author(s): Margaret Mutti, MA / Nancy A. Martin, PhD / Harold Sterling, MD / Norma Spalding, EdD
Publisher: ATP

  • Motor Skills
  • Individual Administration
  • Ages 4 through 80+
  • Criterion-Referenced
  • Testing/Scoring Time: 20-30 minutes
  • Qualification Level B

The QNST-3R includes updated norms (based on a nationally representative sample), along with revisions and clarifications to the Record Form, administration procedures, and scoring guidelines.

The QNST-3R is an individually administered, empirically based assessment of the development of motor coordination and sensory integration (both of which have been shown to relate to learning as well as to general daily functioning), seen as neurological soft signs (NSS). NSS are minor irregularities that include poor motor coordination, sensory perceptual changes, and difficulty sequencing complex motor tasks. The presence of NSS can indicate neural trauma and are often harbingers of learning difficulties (without history of trauma).

The QNST-3R provides an easy and reliable way to quantify, over time, the presence and extent of behaviors that may be of clinical importance.

  • motor maturity and development
  • sensory processing
  • gross and fine muscle control
  • motor planning and sequencing
  • sense of rate and rhythm
  • spatial organization
  • visual and auditory perception
  • balance and vestibular function
  • disorders of attention

    The Manual's updated literature review includes information about NSS seen in sportsrelated concussion (child and adult), and neurodegenerative diseases (such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases). The expanded norms now cover ages 4 years through geriatrics (80+).

    QNST-3R tasks are commonly used in traditional neurologic exams and require no special equipment, just a pencil.

    Task 1: Hand Skill
    Task 2: Figure Recognition and Production
    Task 3: Palm Form Recognition
    Task 4: Eye Tracking
    Task 5: Sound Patterns
    Task 6: Finger to Nose
    Task 7: Thumb and Finger Circle
    Task 8: Rapidly Reversing Repetitive Hand Movements
    Task 9: Arm and Leg Extension
    Task 10: Tandem Walk
    Task 11: Stand on One Leg
    Task 12: Skipping
    Task 13: Left-Right Discrimination
    Task 14: Behavioral Irregularities

    NOTE: A revision to this test will be available in Spring 2017. Please check back here for updated information on the QNST-3R or
    Click Here to be notified when QNST-3R is published.



    The QNST-3 forms are not compatible with the QNST-3R.


  • Item

    Item No.

    Description

    Price

    2073-2

    Test Kit (Manual, 25 Record Forms, 25 Remedial Guidelines Forms {developmental activities}, vinyl folder)


    $125.00

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