Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: July 29, 2020
Establishing the Minimal Clinically Important Difference of the Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration (VMI)
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, USA
  • Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, USA
  • St. Lawrence–Lewis BOCES, Canton, NY, USA
Article Information
Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / School-Based Practice / Assessment/Measurement
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Establishing the Minimal Clinically Important Difference of the Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration (VMI)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500011. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2112
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500011. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2112
Abstract

Date Presented 03/26/20

The purpose of this study was to determine the average change score on the VMI that would represent a clinically important change in functional skills. Anchor-based methods were used to compare VMI change scores to Likert scale ratings of children’s performance in fine-motor tasks, handwriting, and activities of daily living. Results indicated that children with improvements in functional skills had VMI scores that declined. These findings question the utility of VMI scores as indicators of progress in children.

Primary Author and Speaker: Alisha Ohl

Additional Authors and Speakers: David Schelly

Contributing Authors: Shari Sharpe