TAP is a functional vocational aptitude assessment that requires no reading and can benefit all individuals. TAP is hands on and computer correlated to the best career matches. Through a series of ten tests that use "real" tools and "real" tasks to measure an individual's functional aptitudes and strengths, TAP is a practical and proven way for you to provide "real" advice for your clients. TAP is a proven system that is fast and easy to administer and evaluate.
TEST 1: VISUAL AND RETENTION
Form and spatial perception is an essential aptitude to have in the mechanical, industrial and building trades.
TEST 2: FINE DISCRIMINATION
The fine discrimination of similar objects is needed in such jobs as electronics and small parts assembly.
TEST 3: COLOR DISCRIMINATION
Strong color discrimination is an aptitude important to many occupations including artists, paper hangers, cosmetologists, auto body workers and laboratory technicians.
TEST 4: TACTILE DISCRIMINATION
Tactile discrimination is vitally important to such occupations as upholstering, auto body work, woodworking, physical therapy and dental modeling.
TEST 5: FINE MOTOR
Fine motor control is needed in many fields that work with small materials including assembly line operations, as well as, dental technicians, counter parts men and surgical and jeweler display arrangers.
TEST 6: MANUAL DEXTERITY
Manual dexterity plays a large part in the building trades and material handling.
TEST 7: DEXTERITY WITH SMALL TOOLS
Quality performance with small tools is required in mechanics, electronics and medical professions
TEST 8: DEXTERITY WITH LARGE TOOLS
The ability to use large tools is an advantage in industrial and mechanical work.
TEST 9: VISUAL AND RETENTION
The ability to follow flow patterns is needed in many areas, especially electronics and computer programming.
TEST 10: VISUAL AND RETENTION
The retention of form and special details indicates potential for reconstruction devices and repeating tasks without supervision.
Test one is given a second time. This time without a model.
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