Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Battery

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The Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Battery and Allied Procedures is a set of neuropsychological tests used to assess the condition and functioning of the brain, including type and localization of damage. It was developed by Ward C. Halstead, who was chairman of the Psychology Department at the University of Chicago, and his student, Ralph Reitan.

It includes:

  • Trail-Making Test, parts A and B (measures time to connect a sequence of numbers (Trail-Making, Part A) or alternating numbers and letters (Trail-Making, Part B).
  • Halstead Category Test (including seven subtests which form several factors: a Counting factor (subtests I and II), a Spatial Positional Reasoning factor (subtests III, IV, and VII), a Proportional Reasoning factor (subtests V, VI, and VII), and an Incidental Memory factor (subtest VII)
  • Tactual Performance Test
  • Seashore Rhythm Test
  • Speech Sounds Perception Test
  • Finger Oscillation Test
  • Sensory Perceptual Examination
  • Lateral Dominance Examination


See also


  1. Reitan, Ralph (1985). Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Test Battery: Theory and Clinical Interpretation. Tucson, Arizona: Reitan Neuropsychology. ISBN 0934515026.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>