Detailed Assessment of Speed of Handwriting, Second Edition

Detailed Assessment of Speed of Handwriting, Second Edition (DASH-2) is a reliable measure of handwriting speed for children and young adults. DASH helps identify functional handwriting difficulties and provides relevant information for intervention planning.

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  • DASH-2 Complete Kit (Print)
    A103000356310 Qualification Level B

    Includes Examiner Manual, 25 Record Forms, Set of Stimulus Cards


    Estimated to ship:1-2 weeks
  • DASH-2 Administration and Scoring Manual (Print)
    A103000356314 Qualification Level B


    Estimated to ship:6-7 weeks
  • DASH-2 Record Form Qty 25 (Print)
    A103000356315 Qualification Level B


  • DASH-2 Stimulus Cards (Print)
    A103000356316 Qualification Level B


    Estimated to ship:6-7 weeks


Publication date:
April 2024
Age range:
8 to 25 years
Subtest Scaled Scores, Total Score Percentile Rank, Composite Scores
Qualification level:
Completion time:
20-30 minutes
Individual or group; paper and pencil
Scoring options:
Paper and pencil
The DASH-2 norms were collected jointly in the UK and Australia/New Zealand, with 50% of the sample in each region and a total n count of 1320

Product Details

The DASH-2 can be used to help identify children and young adults with handwriting speed difficulties.

Benefits of DASH-2

  • Provides standardized subtest scores for a variety of different handwriting tasks
  • Offers objective evidence on which to base applications for special accommodations in education settings
  • Suitable for both individual and group administration
  • Offers reliability, based on nationally stratified normative samples of over 1300 children and young adults collected across the UK and Australia between 2021 and 2023

DASH-2 features

DASH-2 includes 5 subtests that are administered and scored by hand and allow comparison of handwriting performance during written tasks with varying demands.

The DASH-2 subtests:

  • Copy Best
  • Alphabet Writing
  • Copy Fast
  • Free Writing
  • Graphic Speed



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Complimentary assessment overviews and training

Learn more about DASH-2 and how to use it with fidelity.

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