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


Key information

Movement ABC-2 identifies, describes and guides treatment of motor impairment

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Age Range:

3 years to 16 years 11 months (5 years to 12 years - checklist)


Test : Individual - 20 to 40 minutes. Checklist: Group or individual - 10 minutes

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Movement ABC-2 provides you with the tools you need to assist in identifying children who have motor function impairment. The kit includes the full assessment battery for children ages 3-16 and a checklist for those ages 5–12. Also provided is an ecological intervention manual to support you in developing intervention programs targeted at improving movement competence in children, allowing them to participate fully in activities of daily living with success and confidence.

Recommended uses:

  • Identify delay or impairment in motor development
  • Plan intervention programs
  • Measure change as a result of intervention
  • Research involving motor development

Watch a short introductory video to Movement ABC-2

Features and benefits:

  • UK Normative data
  • Comprehensive normative and clinical studies
  • Simple scoring and interpretation system
  • Separate intervention manual
  • Extensive international research built over the previous version of the assessment and this version - featuring in over 500 studies.
  • Extensive translations worldwide

Test content and structure

The test contains 8 tasks for each of 3 age ranges: 3 – 6 years; 7 – 10 years and 11 – 16 years. The tasks cover the following 3 areas:

  • Manual Dexterity
  • Ball Skills
  • Static and Dynamic Balance. 

Total standard scores and percentiles are provided. A profile of a child’s performance over the different sections of the test can be examined.
The assessment is paralleled by an observational approach to perceptual-motor aspects and emotional and motivational difficulties the child may have in relation to motor tasks.

The Movement ABC-2 checklist

Movement ABC-2 Checklist provides a means for assessing movement in everyday situations in which the child participates. Use the checklist to:

  • Assess groups of children in classroom situations.
  • Obtain parents’ or teachers’ views on a child’s movement in everyday settings
  • Measure the extent to which a child’s attitudes and feelings about motor tasks are situation specific or more generalised

Ecological Intervention for Children with Movement Difficulties

The intervention manual provides a complete guide to helping children with movement difficulties, based on research. Beginning with a description of the theoretical basis of the ecological approach, the practitioner is guided through a discussion of organisational issues at one end of the process to a detailed step-by-step guide on how to teach an individual child a new skill.

UK Standardisation

The Movement ABC-2 test and checklist were normed on a nationally stratified sample in 2006. The test is normed on over 1000 children and the checklist on 400 children. Excellent reliability and validity data plus studies with clinical populations are included.

Warning: This product is not suitable for children under 36 months due to small parts.


Price list

Manual Administration Kits

MABC-2 Complete Kit in Trolley Backpack

Includes examiner's manual, intervention manual, full set of manipulables, 25 each of Age Band 1, 2 and 3 record forms and 50 checklists with instructions, in a trolley backpack
ISBN: 9780749168018
£1,172.14 inc VAT


Movement ABC-2 Checklist (pack 50)

Checklists, pack of 50 -includes separate administration and scoring instructions booklet
ISBN: 9780749136024
£38.40 inc VAT
Record forms for age band 1 (3 - 6 years), pack of 25
ISBN: 9780749136048
£93.60 inc VAT
Record forms for age band 2 (7 - 10 years), pack of 25
ISBN: 9780749136062
£93.60 inc VAT
Record forms for age band 3 (11 - 16 years), pack of 25
ISBN: 9780749136079
£93.60 inc VAT


Ecological Intervention for Children with Movement Difficulties (manual)
ISBN: 9780749136031
£77.00 inc VAT
Examiner's manual
ISBN: 9780749136086
£94.00 inc VAT

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