Writing Evaluations

Print Tool™

The Print Tool™ developed by Jan Z. Olsen, OTR, is a one-on-one formal printing assessment used to evaluate and remediate capital letters, lowercase letters, and numbers.  It measures a child’s ability to meet certain benchmark skills by age 6, 7, 8 and older.  The Print Tool™ assesses eight basic printing skills that allow targeted remediation strategies to specific problem areas—Memory, Orientation, Placement, Size, Start, Sequence, Control, and Spacing.  Many of the strategies and principles utilized are research based. The Print Tool™ is unique and is directly based on the author’s many years of successful practice in evaluating and remediating handwriting problems.  This practice is also the foundation for the award-winning, highly respected, Handwriting Without Tears® curriculum developed by Jan Z. Olsen, OTR.http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-images-hispanic-female-child-writing-carefully-homework-pencil-concentrated-face-sweet-little-children-education-back-to-image44238274

Test of Handwriting Skills, Revised (THS-R)

The Test of Handwriting Skills, Revised (THS-R) assesses a child’s neurosensory integration skills in both manuscript and cursive writing.   In addition to examining components of legibility, the Test of Handwriting Skills also assesses writing speed, letter reversal, and case substitutions. It can be used with any of the popular handwriting programs, such as the Palmer, Zaner-Bloser, and D’Nealian.  The Test of Handwriting Skills is appropriate for individuals aged 5 to 18.  It provides an overall standard score, scaled subtest scores, percentiles, and stanines.  Norms are based on a nationally stratified sample of 1,500 individuals.