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About the ABI-CA

The ABI-CA is an observational measure that assesses 18 advanced gross motor skills that tap into a child's coordination, agility, balance, fitness and strength. Each of these skills is scored on a 5-point response scale (0 to 4) using item-specific response options described on the ABI-CA score form. It was designed for use with children with acquired brain injury (traumatic or non-traumatic)  who are age 7 years and up, and can walk  independently but have limitations in speed and quality of movement.

As a pre-requisite for this test, the child/youth should:

  • Display challenges in advanced gross motor skill performance (as determined by their treating physiotherapist)
  • Be medically stable; defined as the ability to participate in a full rehabilitation program without activity restriction
  • Be high functioning physically, i.e., able to hold balance for at least 3 seconds on one foot
  • Be able to walk within the 0.45cm test pathway, and follow test instructions for at least 30 minutes.

How was ABI-CA developed?

How is ABI-CA administered?

Training and certification on ABI-CA

How are ABI-CA scores used and reported?

What do ABI-CA items look like?

ABI-CA Manual and Training Videos