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Improving identification and support of individuals with handwriting and movement difficulties through development of two tests: Movement ABC-2 and DASH


The Movement ABC-2 Test is internationally recognised as ‘the gold standard’ for identifying children with motor difficulties. Prof Anna Barnett’s revision and development has provided health and education professionals with a reliable assessment tool, improving the support for children and their families. This test is recommended in the latest European guidelines on Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) - a condition recognised as having a major impact on the lives of children - and has also been translated into several languages for global use. The parallel development of specific tests for handwriting (DASH and DASH17+) for children and adults has provided clinicians and teachers with the tools to help support students with their class work and written examinations.

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Barnett, A (Oxford Brookes University)

Oxford Brookes departments

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences\Department of Psychology


Year of publication: 2013
Date of RADAR deposit: 2014-12-18

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