Monday, May 24, 2010

Recommended Evaluation Tools for Developmental Coordination Disorder

Pediatric Physical Therapy has published research analyzing seven performance based measures of gross motor skill development for use with children with developmental coordination disorder. The Movement Assessment Battery for Children (MABC - Version 1)and the Test of Gross Motor Development Version 2 scored highest on the comparison. The researchers recommend starting with these two previously mentioned tests when evaluating gross motor performance in children with developmental coordination disorder.

Reference: Slater, Leanne M.; Hillier, Susan L.; Civetta, Lauren R.
The Clinimetric Properties of Performance-Based Gross Motor Tests Used for Children With Developmental Coordination Disorder: A Systematic Review Pediatric Physical Therapy. 22(2):170-179, Summer 2010. doi: 10.1097/PEP.0b013e3181dbeff0

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