Occupational Therapy Assessment - Beery VMI
Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual Motor Integration, (Beery VMI) provides the occupational therapist with information on the development of an individual’s visual and motor abilities or hand / eye coordination. These skills are the foundations for many of your child’s everyday activities.
The test has three sections:
how efficiently the visual and motor are integrated or talking to each other
Visual perceptual skills (more about this in future blog).
This helps us to understand where the difficult lies and helps us to develop an intervention plan
Difficulties you might notice with your child which would mean they might need an assessment are activities which require using your hands and eyes together such as:
Handwriting and colouring in
Dressing- shoelaces and buttons
Catching a ball
Playing games in the playground
Coping and drawing shapes
If you notice your child has difficulties or avoids these tasks the Berry VMI might help to explain why. To book an assessment or discuss your needs. Please contact us.