Welcome to our two minute presentation on the Movement ABC-2, also known as the Movement Assessment Battery for Children.
This assessment has three components. The first is a standardised assessment for three year olds through to sixteen year olds and eleven months, which requires a child to perform a number of motor tasks in a specified way. The test takes around twenty to forty minutes to do and covers manual dexterity, aiming and catching and balance. And as you can see the kit comes with all the components you need to administer the eight tasks including bean bags, coins, beads, peg boards and more.
Total scores and percentiles are provided and can be used to identify delay or impairment in motor developments, plan intervention, measure change and for research.
The Movement ABC-2 has featured in over five hundred studies internationally.
Movement ABC Checklist
We then have the Movement ABC Checklist which looks at how children aged five to twelve years manage everyday tasks at home and at school. Here the total motor score can be mapped on a traffic light system showing whether the child maps on a normal range for his age, is at risk or shows a more serious movement problem.
Significantly the checklist enables views of parents and teachers to be captured and can be used to assess groups of children in ten minutes or less.
Ecological Intervention Manual
And finally we have the Ecological Intervention Manual, which links intervention to assessments and provides a complete step by step guide to help children with movement difficulties.
Why use the Movement ABC-2?
So why use the Movement ABC-2? It is a UK standardised test normed on over 1000 children, developed by leading figures in their field, it has an extended age range and finally it has been recommended by the European Academy of Childhood Disability.
You can find out more about the Movement ABC-2 by going to our website.
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