by Regina G. Richards, Gary S. Oppenheim - In Consultation with G.N. Getman
The VSA is a screening tool developed to assist teachers and other educators to identify visual inefficiencies that may affect school performance. Six subtests assess pursuit, scanning, alignment, and locating movements; eye-hand coordination; and fixation unity. When visual deficits are noted, the student should be referred for a comprehensive visual examination. The VSA is a self-contained instrument that does not require the use of other equipment. The manual includes many visual skill training techniques that are keyed to each subtest.
Administration and Scoring
The VSA can be individually administered in 10-15 minutes by an experienced examiner. The resulting subtest scores are converted to a scale of 0-5 score cut-off points, and indicate whether a student requires further examination by a vision specialist.