The VOT is a brief screening test which measures a client’s ability to organise visual stimuli. It taps both general and specific cognitive functions, including: arousal; visual analysis and synthesis; concept formation; short-and long-term memory; and written or oral labelling of familiar objects. The test comprises 30 line drawings, each showing a common object that has been cut into several pieces, and the pieces scattered on the page. The client’s task is to tell the examiner what the object is. The Hooper VOT may be used in clinics, in-patient units, geriatric facilities, and treatment programmes.