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Author: M. Rhonda Folio, Rebecca R. Fewell
Summary: The Peabody developmental motor scales (PDMS) is used as a nationally standardized assessment tool to provide separate gross and fine motor scores. Also included is a Motor Activities program to fill developmental gaps, and to strengthen emerging skills. The kit can be used with non-handicapped, mildly handicapped, and severely handicapped children.
Library Record: Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library Reserves (WE 103 F668p2 2000 ATOOLS)
Population: Birth through age 5
Completion time: 20-30 minutes for each motor-related subtest or 45-60 minutes for entire assessment
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("cognitive performance test") AND ((((("Reproducibility of Results"[Mesh]) OR "Sensitivity and Specificity"[Mesh])) OR (reliabl* OR valid*)) OR (sensitiv* AND specif*))
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The Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library will provide assessment tools and outcome measures for loan to faculty, students and staff of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) with a valid University of Manitoba (U of M) Library ID. If you qualify to borrow a tool you will need to fill out and present this form to the NJMHSL Circulation staff.
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