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At Pearson Assessment we publish a wide range of standardised assessments, checklists and intervention titles that can help you support learners' development of fine and gross motor skills.

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Detailed Assessment of Speed of Handwriting

Teachers can use the DASH to identify children with handwriting difficulties. The assessment, which includes 5 subtests, provides relevant information for planning intervention, and helps in providing evidence for Access Arrangements.

The subtests examine fine motor precision, 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.

'The DASH project is another example of excellence…The assessment helps teachers spot students with slow handwriting so they can plan how best to support them'
Oxford Brookes University News

Detailed Assessment of Speed of Handwriting 17+

The DASH 17+ is an upwards extension of the DASH. The assessment provides a reliable, age-appropriate measure of handwriting speed and may potentially provide evidence for Access Arrangements and the Disabled Students' Allowances for students aged 17-25 years in further and higher education.

Motor Assessments

Movement Assessment Battery for Children Checklist - Second Edition

This Checklist provides an economical means of assessing groups of children through classroom assessment. Focusing on everyday settings, the test can be used to obtain the views of teachers on a child's movement.

Items are divided into two sections, each of which considers the child's performance in progressively more complex situations.

Ecological Intervention for Children with Movement Difficulties

This intervention manual provides a complete guide to helping children with movement difficulties. A detailed step-by-step guide on how to teach an individual child a new skill follows a discussion of organisational issues.

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