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Posted 24th January, 2011 by admin

Pearson have recently released Dash 17+, a test that can be used as part of dyslexia assessment to give insights into hand eye coordination and fine motor control.

Here is June Page’s review of it. Please add a comment to say what you think.

Dash 17+

The Pearson website notes that this assessment ‘can identify students with slow handwriting and may assist in providing evidence for extra support, such as Access Arrangements in examinations’

‘It consists of 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.’

I tried this with a number of people age 17 to 50+ (including the Level 5 Literacy Subject Specialists group who I teach on Wednesday evening.  This is what I found:

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