Detailed Assessment of Speed of Handwriting, Second Edition

Detailed Assessment of Speed of Handwriting, Second Edition (DASH-2) is a reliable measure of handwriting speed for children and young adults. DASH-2 helps identify functional handwriting difficulties and provides relevant information for intervention planning. 

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  • DASH-2 Complete Kit (Print)
    A103000356310 Qualification Level A


    • Administration and Scoring Manual
    • 25 Record Forms
    • Set of Stimulus Cards


  • DASH-2 Administration and Scoring Manual (Print)
    A103000356314 Qualification Level A


  • DASH-2 Record Form Qty 25 (Print)
    A103000356315 Qualification Level A


  • DASH-2 Q-global Administration and Scoring Manual (Digital)
    A103000356312 Qualification Level A

    Once ordered, the digital asset is accessible by logging into Q-global and visiting the Q-global Resource Library. It is a view-only digital file.


  • DASH-2 Q-global Stimulus Cards (Digital)
    A103000356313 Qualification Level A

    Once ordered, the digital asset is accessible by logging into Q-global and visiting the Q-global Resource Library. It is a view-only digital file.


  • DASH-2 Stimulus Cards (Print)
    A103000356316 Qualification Level A



Publication date:
March 2024
Age range:
8 to 25 years
Subtest Scaled Scores, Total Score Percentile Rank
Qualification level:
Completion time:
20-30 minutes
Individual or group; paper and pencil 
The DASH-2 norms were derived from a sample of over 1000, collected jointly in the UK and Australia/New Zealand.

Product Details

The DASH-2 can be used to identify children and young adults with handwriting speed difficulties.

The SASC Test Evaluation Committee (STEC) has approved the Detailed Assessment of Handwriting 2 (DASH 2) for inclusion on the Pre-16 and Post-16 test lists. Guidance is being prepared and will be published on the SASC website in the summer.

Benefits of DASH-2

  • Provides standardised subtest scores for a variety of different handwriting tasks
  • Offers objective evidence on which to base applications for special accommodations in education settings
  • Suitable for both individual and group administration
  • Offers reliability, based on nationally stratified normative samples of over 1000 children and young adults collected across the UK and Australia between 2021 and 2023

DASH-2 features

DASH-2 includes 5 subtests that are administered and scored by hand and allow comparison of handwriting performance during written tasks with varying demands.

The DASH-2 subtests:

  • Copy Best
  • Alphabet Writing
  • Copy Fast
  • Free Writing
  • Graphic Speed




The following resources are available for DASH-2


Complimentary Training

Complimentary assessment overviews and training

Learn more about DASH-2 and how to use it with fidelity.

Whether you’ve purchased this assessment or need additional information to help make your purchase decision, we’ve got complimentary on-demand, introductory training to help guide you.

Register for Brainshark to access the brief assessment overview, including a description of the components, types of scores provided, and applicable clinical populations.

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Did you miss our introductory webinar? We invite you to watch the recording below