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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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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Article Summary

Posted on: March 5, 2016 | By: bjones30 | Filed under: Movement Assessment Battery for Children (Movement-ABC)

Hua J, Duan T, Gu G, et al. Effects of home and education environments on children’s motor performance in China. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2016. This article evaluated the effects of motor performance of children in China while taking different environmental and social factors into consideration. The evaluators used the Movement Assessment Battery for Children, 2nd addition (MABC-2) to evaluate motor performance. A cross sectional, observation method was used to collect data on the child’s environment and social surroundings. 4001 children ages 3-6 years old from 15 public kindergartens were able to meet all of the inclusion criteria (from an original 4416). Participants were from Suzhou, China and all had Han ethnicity. Age band one of the MABC-2 was used due to the participants being in the 3-6 years age range. The three major subsets of the MABC-2 that were evaluated were manual dexterity, catching and aiming, and balance. The…

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Movement Assessment Battery for Children- Second Edition (MABC-2)

Posted on: March 14, 2015 | By: jholder6 | Filed under: Movement Assessment Battery for Children (Movement-ABC), T&M Tools

Descriptive Information Title, Edition, Dates of Publication and Revision: The Movement Assessment Battery for Children-Second Edition (MABC-2) was published in 2007. The battery is composed of two separate parts: the performance test and the checklist. This is a revision of the original Movement Assessment Battery for Children (MABC) released in 1992. The MABC-2 is revised with updated norms, extended age ranges (3-12 years), improved scoring, and includes a separate intervention manual. Author(s): 2007 Revision: Henderson SE, Sugden DA, and Barnett AL. 1992 Original MABC: Henderson SE and Sugden DA. Source (publisher or distributor, address): Pearson Clinical. To order visit www.PearsonClinical.com or, talk to a Pearson product consultant via phone (800-627-7271), fax (800-232-1223), or e-mail (ClinicalCustomerSupport@Pearson.com). Costs (booklets, forms, kit): Movement ABC-2 Complete Kit costs $1,050.00 and includes:Examiner’s manual, intervention manual, 25 of each age range 3-6, 7-10, and 11-16 record forms, 50 checklists with instructions and manipulative items. Administration materials available…

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