Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Porteus Maze

  • Noelle E. CarlozziEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_1067


Maze test


The Porteus Maze test provides a measure of executive functioning. More specifically, this test measures planning and foresight (performance intelligence) for ages 3 years and over, and requires participants to trace a series of increasingly difficult mazes without entering any blind alleys. There are three different Porteus tests: the Vineland Revision (original), the Porteus Maze Extension, and the Porteus Maze Supplement (advanced). The Vineland Revision includes 12 mazes. Mazes II and IV require the participants to use a pencil to follow a course on paper around corners and return to the starting place by drawing a line between boundary lines. Mazes V, VI, and VII require participants to begin at one location and proceed to the ending location. On the remaining mazes, participants begin at one location and proceed to the ending location, which is unknown to the patient. Participants are not allowed to retrace a path, if they make a mistake and are not...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Physical Medicine and RehabilitationUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA