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Research Article  |   May 1983
The Miller Assessment for Preschoolers (MAP): An Introduction and Review
Author Affiliations
  • Barbara J. Banus, M.A., OTR, FAOTA, is Senior Author and Editor, The Developmental Therapist; c/o Sharpe, 103 Chatham Street, Chatham, New Jersey 07928
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Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / School-Based Practice / Features
Research Article   |   May 1983
The Miller Assessment for Preschoolers (MAP): An Introduction and Review
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May 1983, Vol. 37, 333-340. doi:10.5014/ajot.37.5.333
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, May 1983, Vol. 37, 333-340. doi:10.5014/ajot.37.5.333
Abstract

With the implementation of Public Law 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, early childhood screening responsibilities intensified for occupational therapists. Frustrations caused by the absence of adequate testing tools increased proportionately. Lucy Jane Miller began working in 1971 on a new standardized test to predict school-related problems and published the Miller Assessment for Preschoolers (MAP) in 1982. Because the MAP is a new addition to the field of preschool testing, this review will introduce the MAP to occupational therapists and give a general overview and critique of its administration, scoring, and standardization procedures. The MAP has potential for becoming a major screening test for preschool children if it does predict school-related problems.