Updated Practical Overview of Children's Hand Skill Assessments

Chien, Chi-Wen, Brown, Ted, McDonald, Rachael, Huang, Chin-Yi and Chang, Ya-Fen (2009) Updated Practical Overview of Children's Hand Skill Assessments. Journal of Taiwan Occupational Therapy Research and Practice, 5 1: 41-50.

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Author Chien, Chi-Wen
Brown, Ted
McDonald, Rachael
Huang, Chin-Yi
Chang, Ya-Fen
Title Updated Practical Overview of Children's Hand Skill Assessments
Journal name Journal of Taiwan Occupational Therapy Research and Practice
Publication date 2009-09-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 5
Issue 1
Start page 41
End page 50
Total pages 10
Language chi
Abstract Assessing children's hand skill use is crucial for occupational therapy professional practice and research. Children's hand skill assessments could assist therapists in determining whether any presenting hand skill problems are impacting children's occupational performance or daily life participation. As well, it could assist with analyzing and establishing hand skill profile for conducting further assessments, planning intervention, and/or monitoring change. In this article, the authors provide an up-to-date overview of children's hand skill assessments by reviewing recent literature and assessments related to children's hand skills. The overview includes review of common hand use terminologies, administration modes, and recent conceptual trend for children's hand skill assessments. Furthermore, a newly-developed Assessment of Children's Hand Skills (ACHS) is briefly introduced. The ACHS fulfills the recent trend toward including bimanual measurement, reflecting actual real-life hand skill performance, and being occupation-centered. The ACHS also allows assessing the effectiveness of 2- to 12-year-old children's hand skill performance in relevant daily environments via naturalistic observation. It is anticipated that occupational therapists could use this information to select proper children's hand skill assessments.
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Additional Notes This article is written and published in Chinese.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences Publications
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Created: Fri, 18 Mar 2011, 21:01:31 EST by Dr Chi-wen Chien on behalf of School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences