The “Man.OS” or school tools handling test is an assessment used by French occupational therapists to functionally observe school productivity and more precisely: grip capacities, dexterity or bimanual coordination… This test, designed by Gwenaelle Lefévère, is calibrated for children from CE1 to CM1 by analyzing the manipulation and the result obtained. It includes tests such as sharpening a pencil, drawing a line with a ruler, cutting a shape…
As the population encountered in occupational therapy is sometimes older, we are proposing a modification of the initial test to reflect the expected academic levels in CM2 and 6ème, as well as its calibration. The temporal component is also added to the summary in order to realize how slow some children may be. The calibration was carried out in public and private establishments in Seine-Saint-Denis on 68 children in CM2 and 17 in 6ème.
Statistical analyzes show that the students in 6ème obtain better marks in both handling and results. They are also faster than CM2 students.
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Exercice libéral CABEX 95