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Motor Evaluations

Motor assessments have not been developed specifically for use with students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD); however, a variety of instruments are available that may be useful when assessing the motor performance of these students.

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Quick Neurological Screening Test – Third Edition (QNST-3)

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The Quick Neurological Screening Test – Third Edition (QNST-3; Mutti, Martin, Sterling & Spaulding, 2012) is a norm-referenced screening assessment of the development of motor coordination and sensory integration.

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School Function Assessment (SFA)

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The School Function Assessment (SFA; Coster, Deeney, Haltiwanger, & Haley, 1998) is a criterion-referenced assessment used to measure a student’s performance of non-academic functional tasks that support participation in elementary school (K-6).

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The Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration – Sixth Edition (Beery VMI)

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The Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration – Sixth Edition (Beery VMI; Beery, Buktenica & Beery, 2010) is a norm-referenced test used to assess the ability to integrate visual and motor abilities.

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The Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency – Second Edition (BOT-2)

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The Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency – Second Edition (BOT-2; Bruininks & Bruininks, 2005) is a test of motor proficiency for children 4 to 21 years old.

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The Clinical Observation of Motor and Postural Skills – Second Edition (COMPS-2)

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The Clinical Observation of Motor and Postural Skills – Second Edition (COMPS-2; Wilson, Kaplan, Pollock, & Law, 2000) is a screening tool for identifying the presence or absence of motor problems with a postural component.

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The Evaluation Tool of Children’s Handwriting (ETCH)

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The Evaluation Tool of Children’s Handwriting (ETCH; Amundson, 1995) is a criterion-referenced assessment of manuscript and cursive writing for students in grades 1 through 6 (6 years through 12 years, 5 months).

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The Minnesota Handwriting Assessment (MHA)

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The Minnesota Handwriting Assessment (MHA; Reisman, 1999) is a norm-based assessment that can be used from January of first grade through second grade to assess manuscript handwriting with the Zaner-Bloser, Palmer, or D’Nealian styles.

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The Movement Assessment Battery for Children – Second Edition (MOVEMENT ABC-2)

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The Movement Assessment Battery for Children – Second Edition (Movement ABC-2; Henderson, Sugden, & Barnett, 2007) is a norm-based assessment of motor development for children ages 3 through 17.

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The Peabody Developmental Motor Scales – Second Edition (PDMS-2)

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The Peabody Developmental Motor Scales – Second Edition (PDMS-2; Folio & Fewell, 2000) is a test of gross- and fine-motor development for children from birth to 5 years old.

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The Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI)

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The Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI; Haley, Coster, Ludlow, Haltiwanger, & Andrellos, 1992) is a judgment-based questionnaire that evaluates functional skills in the domains of self-care, mobility, and social function for children ages 6 months to 7 years old.

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The Test of Handwriting Skills – Revised (THS-R)

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The Test of Handwriting Skills – Revised (THS-R; Milone, 2007) is a standardized, clinician-administered assessment of manuscript and cursive handwriting used with students ages 5 to 18 years.

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The Wide Range Assessment of Visual Motor Abilities (WRAVMA)

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The Wide Range Assessment of Visual Motor Abilities (WRAVMA; Adams & Sheslow, 1995) consists of three subtests: Visual-Motor, Visual-Spatial, and Fine-Motor, that can be given to students ages 3 to 17 years in 15 to 25 minutes.

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