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Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Motor Coordination-Item score
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Item score , as part of Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Motor Coordination
Item score , as part of Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Motor Coordination

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The first three tasks are related to early gross and fine motor control. The purpose of the remaining Motor Coordination tasks is to assess the subject's ability to control finger and hand movements - to see if the subject can draw within the targeted area. Thus, the subject needs only to draw within all the roads. These drawings do not have to meet the Beery VMI criteria on pages 30-77 of the manual. Even more than in Beery VMI scoring, the rule for Motor Coordination scoring is: if in doubt, score the item as correct. Again, the focus of this test is on motor control, not visual analysis. Note: Test/teach for Items 4A through 6B. Starting with Item 7, with the exceptions listed on page 88 of the Manual, do not teach. Start your stopwatch with Item 7 or mark down the starting time in minutes and seconds. Continue the exam for exactly 5 minutes, unless the subject is becoming too tired or is clearly unable to score more points. If you stop before the full 5 minutes is up, record exactly how many minute sand seconds elapsed when you stopped.
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Copyright 1967, 1982, 1989, 1997, 2004, 2006 (Adults), 2010 Keith E. Beery and Natasha A. Beery. All rights reserved. Published and distributed exclusively by NCS Pearson, Inc.

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.An item is scored one point if the response meets all three (a, b, and c) of the following criteria: a. There are pencil marks within all parts of the roads and between all dots. The marks do not have to be complete. b. No mark clearly goes over a road line. It is OK to touch or even be on a road line, but it is not OK to go over a road line (even if white space does not show between the outside line and the road). Exception: If a line touches a dot and goes too far out the end of the road, that is OK. c. As in Beery VMI scoring, there must be at least one overlap on item 27 and one over/underlap on item 30.
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Ameera Chaudhry
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Olga Vovk
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