The Hooper Visual Organization Test (VOT) allows you to quickly detect neurological impairment, even in clients who might otherwise be difficult to assess. Widely used with adults and adolescents, the VOT can be administered to children as well. This brief screening test measures the individual’s ability to organize visual stimuli–a task that is particularly sensitive to neurological impairment. The test consists of 30 line drawings, each showing a common object–such as an apple or a ball–that has been cut into several pieces. The VOT minimizes situational factors–such as low motivation or inattention on the client’s part–that can lead to diagnostic error. It is relatively independent of distractibility or verbal ability and doesn’t require a motor response. The test is nonthreatening, and it usually engages even the most reluctant clients.