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Title: The development of the English-Maltese assessment of speed of handwriting test
Authors: Galea, Fiona
Agius, Rachael
Grech, Helen
Keywords: Writing -- Standards
School children -- Malta
Bilingualism in children -- Malta
Issue Date: 2018-06
Publisher: University of Malta. Faculty of Health Sciences
Citation: Agius, R., Galea, F., & Grech, H. (2018). The development of the English-Maltese assessment of speed of handwriting test. Malta Journal of Health Sciences, 5(1), 43-47.
Abstract: This commentary discusses the development of the English-Maltese Assessment of Speed of Handwriting (EMASH), a novel bilingual (English and Maltese) writing speed diagnostic assessment battery. The EMASH is an adaptation of the Detailed Assessment of Speed of Handwriting (DASH), a previously standardized English assessment battery developed by Barnett, Henderson, Scheib & Schulz, 2007 with the aim of identifying handwriting difficulties. Given the lack of evaluation instruments that measure writing speed performance that are standardized on the local population, or are in the mother tongue, this study sets out to realize the translation and adaptation of the DASH for the Maltese population. The DASH is not scientifically appropriate to administer and score on Maltese children since it is standardized on a UK population.
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