Wide Range Assessment of Visual Motor Ability (WRAVMA)
Okay, Dominic, let's get started! I'm going to show you how to do this section first, then YOU show ME!
Visual Perception Visual Motor Processing
Clients Observe Too!
I can tell which pictures match by looking at the direction they point in and how big they are! I can also turn my paper sideways to look at the pictures differently!
Although his body language didn't always show it, Dominic showed great attention to detail! He performed at the level of a 10-year-old! This both intrigued me and challenged me to think outside the box. This child was having trouble in school, yet performed so well! There are many factors to consider when assessing a client. It is especially important to not "judge a book by its cover".
Today, I had the opportunity to watch Stephanie administer the WRAVMA. This assessment is similar to the Beery VMI I had administered over the summer. Stephanie gave this assessment to a kindergarten student named Dominic.
Stephanie and I weren't the only ones making observations. Dominic often reasoned out loud. I was so impressed with how perceptive and articulate he was. During the matching section, he turned the paper sideways and said "If I turn the paper, I can see this is the same shape as this other one". He made so many other observations throughout!
During the assessment, Stephanie and I both noticed Dominic was doing so well that he was not hitting his ceiling score. Stephanie decided to stop testing at this point. His perception skills were way above average for a 5-year-11-month old child. I was so impressed and taken aback by this child's performance!