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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
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 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.