The McMaster Handwriting Assessment Protocol - 2nd edition
Nancy Pollock, Julia Lockhart, Beth Blowes, Katie Semple, Melissa Webster, Lucy Farhat, Jessica Jacobson, Jeanette Bradley, Sarah Brunetti
Handwriting is a complex and important functional task for school-aged children and the primary way they express thoughts, ideas and knowledge. Research has indicated that children who can write well perform at a higher level academically. Many handwriting assessment tools are currently being used by occupational therapists, however these tools are limited in their ability to assist the therapist in interpreting the results and determining direction in terms of intervention. This protocol was designed to provide a structured assessment framework, and to facilitate clinical decision-making.
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