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Detailed Assessment of Speed of Handwriting, 2nd Edition (DASH2)

Detailed Assessment of Speed of Handwriting, 2nd Edition (DASH2)

  • Anna Barnett; Sheila E Henderson and Beverly Scheib

The DASH–2 can be used to identify children and young adults with handwriting speed difficulties.


Benefits of DASH–2
  • Provides standardised subtest scores for a variety of different handwriting tasks
  • Offers objective evidence on which to base applications for special accommodations in education settings
  • Suitable for both individual and group administration
  • Offers reliability, based on nationally stratified normative samples of over 1000 children and young adults collected across the UK and Australia between 2021 and 2023
DASH–2 features

DASH–2 includes 5 subtests that are administered and scored by hand and allow comparison of handwriting performance during written tasks with varying demands.

The DASH–2 subtests:
  • Copy Best
  • Alphabet Writing
  • Copy Fast
  • Free Writing 
  • Graphic Speed
DASH / DASH 17 + vs. DASH–2 Comparison







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