Purpose: A well standardized tool that provides a reliable, accurate evaluation of visualmotor skills. Ages: 3 through 17 Administration Time: Each subtest takes 5-10 minutes to administer
Assesses three areas using 3 tests:
the Drawing (Visual Motor) Test
the Matching (Visual-Spatial) Test
the Pegboard (Fine Motor) Test
Although each test can be used individually, all three tests can be administered in combination, yielding a comparison of a child's integrated visual-motor ability with the skill area of visual-spatial and fine motor abilities.
The three areas were selected because of their relevance to school related activities. Difficulties performing visual-motor tasks, such as copying form the chalkboard, drawing, or handwriting, can be linked to either fine motor deficits, spatial deficits and/or to an integration deficit when motor and spatial systems are combined. The multifactorial nsture of the WRAVMA provides a basis for explanations of such occurrences as a kindergartner whose block building skills are adequate but who cannot write well, or the child who has trouble copying form the blackboard but performs well on puzzle construction tasks, or the teen who can draw single designs or write individual spelling words well enough, but who shows an obviouse deficit in writing a page of text.
The WRAVMA provides a Visual-Motor Integration Composite derived from the three separate subtest assessments of Fine-Motor, Visual-Spatial, and Visual-Motor abilities. A scaled score, standard score, age equivalent and percentile may be obtained for each of these subtests.