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Research Article  |   January 1990
The Miller Assessment for Preschoolers: Clinical Use With Children With Developmental Delays
Author Affiliations
  • Linda E. Daniels, MA, OTR, OT(C), is Instructor, School of Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of British Columbia, Tl06–2211 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6T 2B5
  • Sandra Bressler, BOT, OT(C), is Director, Occupational Therapy, British Columbia Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Research
Research Article   |   January 1990
The Miller Assessment for Preschoolers: Clinical Use With Children With Developmental Delays
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, January 1990, Vol. 44, 48-53. doi:10.5014/ajot.44.1.48
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, January 1990, Vol. 44, 48-53. doi:10.5014/ajot.44.1.48
Abstract

In this pilot study, we investigated the clinical use of the Miller Assessment for Preschoolers (MAP) (Miller, 1982) with a sample of children with suspected or confirmed developmental delays. A retrospective chart audit was performed for 95 subjects, 30 girls and 65 boys, 34 to 68 months of age. Clinically related diagnoses were classified into six medical/developmental groups and a no-diagnosis group. When an analysis of variance was used to compare the six medical/developmental groups with the no-diagnosis group, some of the MAP score patterns differed significantly (p < .01). These score patterns provide preliminary evidence for the MAP’s effectiveness in screening children with developmental delays.