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Assessment tools for handwriting difficulties.


Detailed Assessment of Speed of Handwriting (DASH)

Price: Please visit www.pearsonclinical.co.uk/AlliedHealth/PaediatricAssessments/PerceptualFineMotorDevelopment/DetailedAssessmentofSpeedofHandwriting(DASH)/DetailedAssessmentofSpeedofHandwriting(DASH).aspx

ISBN: 9781903776766

Authors: Anna Barnett, Sheila E Henderson, Beverly Scheib, Joerg Schulz

Publisher: Teachers' Pocketbooks, Laurel House, Station Approach, Alresford, Hants S024 9JH Freephone (UK only): 0800 028 6217 Tel: +44 (0)1962 735573 Fax: +44 (0)1962 733637
Website: www.pearsonclinical.co.uk

The Detailed Assessment of Speed of Handwriting is ideal for providing evidence for Access Arrangements for Key Stage 2 National Curriculum Tests and for General Qualifications. It can also play a role in identifying children with handwriting difficulties and provides relevant information for planning intervention. The assessment includes five subtests, each testing a different aspect of handwriting speed. The subtests examine fine motor and precision skills, the speed of producing well known symbolic material, the ability to alter speed of performance on two tasks with identical content and free writing competency.


Detailed Assessment of Speed of Handwriting (DASH 17+)

Price: Please visit www.pearsonclinical.co.uk/AlliedHealth/PaediatricAssessments/PerceptualFineMotorDevelopment/DetailedAssessmentofSpeedofHandwriting/DetailedAssessmentofSpeedofHandwriting.aspx

ISBN: 9781903776766

Authors: Anna Barnett, Sheila E Henderson, Beverly Scheib, Joerg Schulz

Publishers: Pearson Assessment, Halley Court, Jordan Hill, Oxford, OX2 8EJ, UK. Tel: 0845 630 88 88 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm) Fax: 0845 630 55 55
Email: info@pearsonclinical.co.uk
Website: www.pearsonclinical.co.uk

The DASH 17+ provides a reliable, age-appropriate measure of handwriting speed for students aged 17-25 years in further and higher education. This upwards extension of the DASH can identify students with slow handwriting and may assist in providing evidence for extra support, such as Access Arrangements in examinations or the Disabled Students' Allowance. Information from the DASH 17+ also provides relevant information for planning intervention.