"Backed by decades of research and clinical use, the Beery VMI offers a convenient and economical way to screen for visual-motor deficits"
Framingham, MA (PRWEB) January 27, 2011
Therapro announced its offering of The Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration, 6th Edition (BeeryTM VMI).
“Backed by decades of research and clinical use, the Beery VMI offers a convenient and economical way to screen for visual-motor deficits that can lead to learning, behavior, and neuropsychological problems. While it is used primarily with young children, it can also be administered to adolescents and adults,” says Karen Conrad Weihrauch, PhD, OTR/L, President of Therapro.
In the 6th Edition, the child and adult test forms have been combined, making the VMI more convenient for clinicians who work with people of all ages. There are also updated norms and new research on medical, neuropsychological, and educational applications of the VMI.
The 6th Edition was standardized, in 2010, on a national sample of 1,737 children aged 2 to 18. Adult norms, collected in 2006, are based on a sample of 1,021 individuals from 19 to 100 years of age. In addition, the Manual includes approximately 600 age-specific norms, from birth through age 6. These norms reflect developmental "stepping stones" identified by research. They have proven useful in helping parents understand their child's current level of development.
Authors Keith and Natasha Beery have developed new visual, motor, and visual-motor teaching activities in response to teachers' and parents' requests. Therapro now carries 12 Beery™ VMI products.
Therapro was founded in 1986, offering innovative products for occupational therapists, speech therapists, physical therapists, educators, and parents. Therapro.com provides unique speech and occupational therapy assessments and supplies for preventive, developmental, and rehabilitative care.
If you'd like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview with Karen Conrad Weihrauch, please call Dave Clough at 978-206-1529.
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