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ERIC Number: EJ884006
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0734-2829
Comparison of the Bender Gestalt-II and VMI-V in Samples of Typical Children and Children with High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders
Volker, Martin A.; Lopata, Christopher; Vujnovic, Rebecca K.; Smerbeck, Audrey M.; Toomey, Jennifer A.; Rodgers, Jonathan D.; Schiavo, Audrey; Thomeer, Marcus L.
Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, v28 n3 p187-200 2010
The visual-motor skills of 60 children with high-functioning autism spectrum disorders (HFASDs) and 46 typically developing children were assessed using the Bender Visual-Motor Gestalt Test-Second Edition (BG-II) and Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration, Fifth Edition (VMI-V). Within-group comparisons yielded substantive mean differences between the BG-II Copy score and VMI-V composite,Visual Perception and Motor Coordination sections of the VMI-V, and Copy and Recall sections of the BG-II, in both samples. Between-groups differences were assessed in a subsample of 27 participants from each group matched on age, gender, ethnicity, and parent education. After statistically controlling for IQ, the HFASD group scored significantly lower than the typically developing group on the two scores from each test with greater motor involvement. Intratest and intertest correlations were similar across the two samples. Correlations between the BG-II Copy score and VMI-V composite were 0.55 for the HFASD and 0.48 for the typically developing sample. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Language: English
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