Article Review – The Feasibility and Concurrent Validity of Performing the MABC-2 via Telerehabilitation Technology

Posted on: April 28, 2020 | By: amontenyohl | Filed under: Movement Assessment Battery for Children (Movement-ABC)

Purpose: Kristy Nicola, Jemimah Waugh, Emily Charles, and Trevor Russell examined the feasibility of administering the Movement Assessment Battery for Children-2nd Edition (MABC-2), to local school children between the ages of five and eleven, with both an in person administration as well as a tele-rehabilitation administration and comparing the validity of the two. Study Population: Fifty nine typically developing children, between the ages of five and eleven, who were all enrolled at the same state school were used for this study. Children were excluded from the study if they had a previous diagnosis that would impact their motor capabilities, were born prematurely, or did not require any additional support to complete day to day school activities. Methods: The children participating in this study were administered the MABC-2 twice. Once was in an outdoor area on their school grounds in the presence of a trained pediatric physiotherapist, or physiotherapy student. The…

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MABC-2 article summary

Posted on: February 28, 2021 | By: kdonaldson4 | Filed under: Movement Assessment Battery for Children (Movement-ABC)

The purpose of this article was the investigate the validity and reliability of the Movement Assessment Battery for Children-2 (MABC-2) in a sample of Croatian children from the ages 3-6 years old. 683 children participated in this study with 33 who were not included in the analyses due to not completing all parts of the test. The MABC-2 consists of testing three different areas of motor performance: balance, aiming and catching, as well as manual dexterity. Manual dexterity consists of drawing a trail, posting coins, and threading beads. Catching and aiming consists of throwing and catching a bean bag. Balance consists of one-leg balance, walking with heels raised, and jumping on the mats. For all things involving one extremity, both dominant and non-dominant limbs were tested. Interclass correlation coefficients (ICC), standard error of measurement (SEM), and smallest detectable change (SDC) were collected in this research to test the reliability and…

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Movement Assessment Battery for Children (MABC-2) – Article Summary

Posted on: February 28, 2021 | By: aetherton | Filed under: Movement Assessment Battery for Children (Movement-ABC)

Title: Motor intervention with and without Nintendo Wii for children with developmental coordination disorder: protocol for a randomized control trial Authors: Jorge Lopes Cavalcante Neto, Bert Steenbergen, Eloisa Tudella Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) is characterized by the presence of motor deviations in young children that impact daily activities including school and social participation. The purpose of this proposed study protocol is to compare the effects of motor training interventions with or without use of virtual reality (VR) technology in motor learning of children with DCD. The design of this study is a randomized control trial in which children will be allocated into one of two intervention groups. One group will participate in motor training interventions that utilize the Nintendo Wii system, and the other group will participate in comparable interventions without utilization of VR technology. For both groups, motor training activities are specifically designed to target MABC-2 domains: manual dexterity,…

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Movement Assessment Battery for Children (Movement ABC) Article Summary

Posted on: February 25, 2021 | By: mfairly | Filed under: Movement Assessment Battery for Children (Movement-ABC)

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to assess the impacts of motor and cognitive development and how it affects health-related quality of life (HRQoL) in preterm children and/or very low birthweight at 11 years old in born in the 2000’s that have a diagnosis of Developmental Coordination Disorder. Study Population: 219 Infants were followed from birth to 11 years old that were born very preterm or low birthweight in the Turku University Hospital in Finland from January 2001 to December 2006. Methods: As mentioned above, these infants were chosen via born pre-maturely or born at a low weight. The inclusion criteria from 2001-2003 was born prematurely at less than 32 weeks and infants birthweight at less than or equal to 1500 grams. Starting in 2004 the inclusion criteria encapsulated all infants that were born less than 32 weeks of their gestational age in which their birthweight did not matter….

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Movement Assessment Battery for Children, Second edition (MABC-2) Article Summary of Johnston 2019

Posted on: February 25, 2021 | By: mfarrell7 | Filed under: Movement Assessment Battery for Children (Movement-ABC), T&M Tools

2019 Johnston Article FASD is an umbrella term for various neurodevelopmental and motor impairments that negatively affect activities of daily living due to an over-exposure of alcohol to a child during pregnancy. “The Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder: a guideline for diagnosis across the lifespan” (Canadian Guideline) is the gold standard for diagnosing Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder (FASD). When following this guideline, FASD can be diagnosed with evidence of prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE) and 3 or more neuro-developmental domains that include: motor skills, neuroanatomy/neurophysiology; cognition; language; academic achievement; memory; attention; executive function; affect regulation; adaptive behavior; social skills; or social communication. The Canadian Guideline provides various assessment tools that physical and occupational therapists can utilize when assessing gross motor, fine motor and visual-motor skill of the child in question. They include the following: Movement Assessment Battery for Children, Second edition (MABC-2), the Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration, Sixth Edition (BeeryVMI-6),…

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Movement – ABC by Ward

Posted on: February 23, 2019 | By: dmaccallum | Filed under: Movement Assessment Battery for Children (Movement-ABC)

Purpose: To determine if different personnel and environments effect outcome measures in child diagnosed with developmental coordination disorders. Population: Children with age ranged from 5 years and 1 month to 8 years and 11 months; 66 males and 27 females. Methods/Intervention: Compare scores on Movement Assessment Battery for Children (MABC) outcome measure in children who were randomly assigned to: at school with physical therapist or school assistant, in a clinic with a physical therapist. Intervention consisted of a group exercise setting with 1:3 adult to child ratio that consisted of a fine-motor warm up, a fine-motor activity, body awareness activity, gross-motor warm up, gross motor circuit or skills activity.  All groups received the same program during each session for 60 minutes/session, once/week for 13 weeks. Results: All groups showed significant improvement in MABC scores but no statistical difference in scores amongst groups in different settings and personnel.   I thought…

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Movement Assessment Battery for Children – Article Summary

Posted on: February 23, 2019 | By: jlittle17 | Filed under: Movement Assessment Battery for Children (Movement-ABC)

DuBose, K. D., McMillan, A. G., Wood, A. P., & Sisson, S. B. (2018). Joint Relationship Between Physical Activity, Weight Status, and Motor Skills in Children Aged 3 to 10 Years. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 2018; 125(3), 478–492. doi:10.1177/0031512518767008   Purpose In our society, physical activity (PA), obesity, and motor skills are all important components of the lives of children as they grow and develop. The relationship between these factors have been studied by previous research, and this study examined independent and combined relationships among these components. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between weight status and motor skills, PA levels and motor skills, and motor skills and PA levels between overweight/obese children and normal weight children.   Study population To be included in this study, children had to be between 3-10 years old and free from disease that could restrict daily movement. 96 children were included in this…

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Movement Assessment Battery for Children (Movement-ABC) – Article Summary

Posted on: February 23, 2019 | By: cmanhard | Filed under: Movement Assessment Battery for Children (Movement-ABC), T&M Tools

Schmidt B, Roberts RS, Anderson PJ, et al. Academic Performance, Motor Function, and Behavior 11 Years After Neonatal Caffeine Citrate Therapy for Apnea of Prematurity: An 11-Year Follow-up of the CAP Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Pediatr. 2017;171(6):564–572. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.0238 Purpose Preterm infants are often dealt a poor hand, including the possibility of battling apnea; if left untreated, apnea can result in a multitude of functional impairments and possibly death. It is well known that caffeine citrate is a drug of choice to combat the affects of apnea on preterm infants. The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of caffeine citrate therapy on premature infants through 11-12 years old, using three functional outcomes: academic performance, motor function, and behavior. Study population This study investigated these effects on 920 children, aged 11-12, across 14 academic hospitals from 2011 to 2016 who had previously been studied in a placebo-controlled double-blind trial…

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MABC-2 Updates and Article Summary (2017)

Posted on: March 6, 2017 | By: jhale3 | Filed under: Discriminatory, Movement Assessment Battery for Children (Movement-ABC), Predictive, T&M Tools

Updates Upon extensive examination, all information regarding the MABC-2 is up to date since the last blog entry, with the exception of pricing. The update pricing information are listed on the official Pearson website as follows: MABC-2 Record Forms (pkg of 25)- Ages 3-6: $91.70 MABC-2 Record Forms (pkg of 25)- Ages 7-10: $91.70 MABC-2 Record Forms (pkg of 25)- Ages 11-16: $91.70 MABC-2 Checklist (pkg of 50): $37.60     Article Summary Predictive value of the Movement Assessment Battery for Children – Second Edition at 4 years, for motor impairment at 8 years in children born preterm. Purpose The main purpose of this study was to determine the efficacy of the Movement Assessment Battery for Children – 2nd Edition (MABC-2) as a prognostic tool for motor outcomes for children born preterm (<30 weeks gestation). Specifically, the research administered the test at four years of age and followed up at…

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Posted on: March 6, 2016 | By: bjones30 | Filed under: Movement Assessment Battery for Children (Movement-ABC)

No changes have been made to this outcome measure since the last post.

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