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Test of Handwriting Skills-Revised (THS-R)

Visual-motor integration difficulties can foreshadow learning problems

Author(s): Michael Milone, PhD

  • Visual-Motor (sensory) Integration
  • Ages 6-0 through 18-11
  • Individual/Group Admin.
  • Norm-Referenced
  • Testing/Scoring Time: 25 minutes
  • Qualification Level B

The THS-R is an untimed, clinical assessment of neurosensory integration skills evident in handwriting (both manuscript and cursive) that are often disrupted in students with learning difficulties. The THS-R provides standardized assessment of children's handwriting ability for both manuscript and cursive styles that can be used with any of the popular handwriting programs (such as Palmer, Zaner-Bloser, D'Nealian). The THS-R is not a classroom assessment of penmanship.

Results of the THS-R can be used to:

  • identify neurosensory integration problems
  • monitor progress of students with disabilities
  • determine if neurosensory integration difficulties are contributing to students' learning problems
  • guide instructional or rehabilitation practices

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Changes to the new edition include:

  • norms extended through age 18 (manuscript and cursive)
  • nationally stratified norms
  • simplified scoring procedures
  • clarified scoring criteria
  • handwriting exemplars that reflect current styles including D'Nealian, Handwriting Without Tears, Universal, and Zaner-Bloser
  • abbreviated administration procedures
  • scoring examples
  • scoring training video

Testing and scoring time approximately 25 minutes. The Manual now provides guidance on how the THS-R can be used for progress monitoring. Also included is a video tutorial to assist practitioners in the scoring process. Subtest scores are reported as scaled scores and percentile ranks, and an Overall standard score has been added. The THS-R was normed on 1,500 U.S. individuals.


THS-R Practical Guide to Handwriting
Available separately, the reproducible Practical Guides to Handwriting: Cursive and Manuscript provide numerous exercises for students who may be experiencing visual-motor difficulties.


About the Author

Item

Item No.

Description

Price

QTY

 

8439-7

THS-R Test Kit (Manual, 15 manuscript test booklets, 15 cursive test booklets, 30 Record Forms) & Training Video


$170.00

Components (Sold Separately)

Item No.

Description

Price

QTY

 

8441-9

THS-R Training Video

$20.00

8445-1

15 Test Booklets and Record Forms (cursive)

$40.00

8440-0

THS-R Manual

$70.00

8444-3

15 Test Booklets and Record Forms (manuscript)

$40.00

See Also... (Sold Separately)

 

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8451-6

Practical Guide to Handwriting (Cursive and Manuscript)

 

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DDD-1462

Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration - 6 (VMI-6)

 

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8519-5

Test of Visual-Motor Skills-3 (TVMS-3)

 
 

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DDD-1820

Here's How I Write

 

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DDD-1144

Test of Gross Motor Development-2 (TGMD-2)

 

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DDD-1251

Educational Assessment of School Youth for Occupational Therapists (EASY-OT)

 



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