Detailed Assessment of Speed of Handwriting (DASH)
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The Detailed Assessment of Speed of Handwriting is ideal for providing evidence for Access Arrangements for Key Stage 2 National Curriculum Tests and for General Qualifications. It can also play a role in identifying children with handwriting difficulties and provides relevant information for planning intervention.
The assessment includes five subtests, each testing a different aspect of handwriting speed. The subtests examine fine motor and precision skills, the speed of producing well known symbolic material, the ability to alter speed of performance on two tasks with identical content and free writing competency.
Standardised subtest and composite scores are provided, based on a nationally stratified normative sample of over 500 children collected across the UK in 2006.
Authors: Sheila E Henderson, Beverly Scheib & Joerg Schulz
Age Range: 9 years to 16 years 11 months
Administration: Group or individual - complete battery: maximum 30 minutes
Qualification code: CL3
Complete Kit includes: Examiner's Manual, Laminated Reproducible Test Cards, a Timer and 25 Record Forms