Quick Neurological Screening Test-3R (QNST-3R)
Author(s): Margaret Mutti, MA / Nancy A. Martin, PhD / Harold Sterling, MD / Norma Spalding, EdD
- Motor Skills
- Individual Administration
- Ages 5 through 80+
- Testing/Scoring Time: 20-30 minutes
- Qualification Level B
Descriptionmotor maturity and developmenttactile and kinesthetic processinggross and fine muscle controlmotor planning and sequencingsense of rate and rhythmspatial organizationvisual and auditory perceptionbalance and vestibular functionattentional control
The QNST-3R includes updated functional category scores (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. Ongoing NSS are related to problems with learning, neurocognitive perfomance, and general daily functioning.
The QNST-3R Assesses:
The Manual's updated literature review includes information about NSS seen in developmental, learning, and behavioral conditions; schizophrenia; and Alzheimer's disease and other age-related cognitive impairments. The expanded functional category scores now cover ages 5 years through geriatrics (80+).
Assessment Tasks Include:
Task 1: Figure Recognition and Production
Task 2: Palm Form Recognition
Task 3: Eye Tracking
Task 4: Sound Patterns
Task 5: Finger to Nose
Task 6: Thumb and Finger Circle
Task 7: Rapidly Reversing Repetitive Hand Movements
Task 8: Arm and Leg Extension
Task 9: Tandem Walk
Task 10: Stand on One Leg
Task 11: Skipping
Task 12: Left-Right Discrimination
Task 13: Behavioral Irregularities
NOTE: The QNST-3 forms are not compatible with the QNST-3R.