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VLT Verbal Learning Test

W. Sturm & K. Willmes


Assesses language-based learning by means of high-associative and low-associative neologisms.
The memorized material is recalled using the recognition method. The results of the VLT provide information about patients’ dual encoding ability. This test can be administered to healthy people as well as to people with brain damage, in whom it may be used to assess specific memory deficits. Together with impairments of attention, memory disorders are among the most frequent neuropsychological consequences of brain injury. Thorough neuropsychological assessment and differentiation of these memory impairments is essential for prognosis of the course of the disease, assessment of the patient’s work-related and social competence and the planning of appropriate rehabilitation.

The respondent is presented with a series of neologisms.
For each one, the respondent decides whether he has already seen this combination of letters and presses the appropriate button.

Formes de test

S1: Long form A – standard form
S2: Short form A
S3: Long form B – parallel test form
S4: Short form B – parallel test form
S5: Visual discrimination test – for use with respondents of below-average ability


The following main variables are scored:

  • Sum of the differences between correct and incorrect YES answers: Measure of learning ability.
  • Sum of correct YES answers: Measure of the ability to recognize repeatedly presented items as such.
  • Sum of incorrect YES answers: Measure of the ability to identify items that have not previously been presented as new items.

The subsidiary variables in the long version enable learning ability to be scored separately for medium-associative and low-associative neologisms.

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Temps de traitement
Intervalle de confiance
Analyse de profil
Protocole du test
Protocole d’analyse des items
Représentation du déroulement
Représentation graphique spéciale des résultats
Compte-rendu Word préparé
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Type de test

Tests de performance spéciaux

Informations sur les tests

Support non linguistique
Version de test parallèle
conforme au modèle de Rasch
Périphérique supplémentaire requis
Sécurité de test élevée
Vastes normes
Version de test disponible pour présentation en ligne open mode
Lien CogniPlus
supervisor-supported testing




approx. 9-12 minutes, depending on test form The visual discrimination test takes approximately three minutes.


Norms for ages 5+.

Caractéristiques spéciales

Separate scoring of learning performance for high-associative and low-associative items.