Sylvester, in 1913, characterized the form board test as one that "appeals to the child's interest, affording him a short and fascinating task which calls for his best effort and helps to free him from the fear and self-consciousness which often interfere seriously in a mental examination." The inclusion of the form board test in certain well-known scales and its serving as the basis of a number of extensive studies bear testimony to the truth of Sylvester's evaluation. Further study of the form-board may thus be justified on the basis that a still greater refinement in technique may be attainable.
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Vance, Thomas F.
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