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Movement Assessment Battery for Children, 2nd Edition

Movement ABC-2
  • Sheila E. Henderson
  • David A. Sugden
Identifies, describes, and guides treatment of motor impairment for ages 3 to 16 years, 11 months. 

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  • Test forms & reports

    Booklets, record forms, answer sheets, report usages & subscriptions

    4 options

    From AUD 104.50
  • Support materials

    Manuals, stimulus books, replacement items & other materials

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    From AUD 43.23
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  • Movement ABC-2 Examiner's Manual
    9780749136086 Qualification Level B

    AUD 292.71

  • Movement ABC-2 Record Forms Age Band 1
    9780749136048 Qualification Level B

    Ages 3 - 6 (Pack of 25)

    AUD 238.26

  • Movement ABC-2 Record Forms Age Band 2
    9780749136062 Qualification Level B

    Ages 7 - 10 (Pack of 25)

    AUD 238.26

  • Movement ABC-2 Record Forms Age Band 3
    9780749136079 Qualification Level B

    Ages 11 - 16 (Pack of 25)

    AUD 238.26

  • Movement ABC-2 Cubes & Lace Set
    9780749136246 Qualification Level B

    AUD 52.25

  • Movement ABC-2 Lacing Board and Lace Set
    9780749136369 Qualification Level B

    AUD 134.42

  • Movement ABC-2 Balance Boards (pair)
    9780749136277 Qualification Level B

    AUD 178.20

  • Movement ABC-2 Table Top Mat
    9780749136338 Qualification Level B

    AUD 43.23

  • Movement ABC-2 Mushroom Pegs & Two Colour Pins
    9780749136239 Qualification Level B

    AUD 65.89

  • Movement ABC- 2 Floor Mats in Case (6)
    9780749136307 Qualification Level B

    AUD 318.67

  • Movement ABC-2 Triangle Test (2)
    9780749136260 Qualification Level B

    AUD 99.77

  • Movement ABC-2 Bank Box & Coins
    9780749136215 Qualification Level B

    AUD 91.41

  • Movement ABC-2 Peg Board
    9780749136093 Qualification Level B

    AUD 101.86

  • Movement ABC-2 Checklist (Pack 50)
    9780749136024 Qualification Level B

    AUD 104.50


Publication date:
Completion time:
20-40 minutes
Group or Individual
Age range:
3 years to 16 years and 11 months
Qualification level:

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Product Details

The Movement ABC is one of the most frequently used tests of motor impairment in the world. It features in over 500 research studies internationally, and has been translated and standardised in several countries.

Use the Movement ABC-2 to:

  • Identify children who are significantly behind their peers in motor development
  • Assist in planning an intervention program in either a school or clinical setting
  • Measure change as a result of intervention
  • Serve as a measurement instrument in research involving motor development

New features and improvements

The Movement ABC-2 contains a full set of new norms; an extended age range; improved scoring; more task-age overlap; reduced room preparation time; new extensively trialled tasks; colourful robust equipment developed within health and safety guidelines and research addressing colours to use with visually impaired children; a shortened checklist; and a separate intervention manual.

The Movement ABC-2

The Movement ABC-2 contains 8 tasks for each age range in three areas: Manual Dexterity, Ball Skills and Static and Dynamic Balance. Total standard scores and percentiles are provided. A profile of a child’s performance over the different sections of the test can be examined.

The assessment is paralleled by an observational approach with item-specific observations designed to help the examiner focus on the perceptual-motor aspects and overall evaluation to pinpoint emotional and motivational difficulties the child may have in relation to motor tasks.


The Movement ABC-2 Checklist is ideal for use by classroom and special education teachers to screen children’s motor performance either individually or in groups. This will allow early identification of children with motor difficulties and facilitate appropriate referral to allied health services. It can also be used by therapists to obtain the views of parents or teachers on a child’s movement in everyday settings; complementing the information obtained from using the test.

Items are divided into two sections, each of which considers the child’s performance in progressively more complex situations. In addition, the behaviour section of the checklist, identical to that contained in the test, considers the extent to which a child’s attitudes and feelings about motor tasks are situation-specific or generalised. Percentile cut scores categorise the child’s performance via an easy to use ‘traffic light’ system that indicates whether further action is needed.

Intervention Manual

The Movement ABC-2 Intervention Manual provides a complete guide to helping children with movement difficulties, based on research. Beginning with a description of the theoretical basis of the ecological approach, the practitioner is guided through a discussion of organisational issues at one end of the process to a detailed step by step guide on how to teach an individual child a new skill.