Miller Assessment for Preschoolers (MAP)
The Miller Assessment for Preschoolers is designed to evaluate the developmental status of children aged 2 years 9 months to 5 years 8 months across a broad range of areas including behavioral, motor, and cognitive functioning. The MAP test items are categorized into five performance indices. The foundations and coordination indices assess sensory motor abilities involving basic gross and fine motor tasks, awareness of sensations, and oral motor skills. The verbal and nonverbal indices assess cognitive skills required for language development, problem solving, memory, and perception. And the complex task performance index measures sensorimotor abilities in conjunction with cognitive abilities that require the interpretation of visual-spatial information. For children with severe developmental problems, the MAP can be used to provide a developmental overview and to clarify strengths and weaknesses. The MAP may be administered and scored by a wide range of...
References and Readings
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