Valpar's Aviator Dexterity Modules (ADM) are low cost, time efficient tools that measure motor coordination, and manual and finger dexterity. They are compact, portable and offer a variety of assessment protocols plus the advantage of MTM (Methods Time Measurement) industrial standards and DOT Worker Qualification Profile data. ADM tasks are Criterion-referenced to DOL (Department of Labor) standards. In addition, they offer ample opportunity to observe secondary characteristics, such as pain tolerance, sitting tolerance, and instruction following.
The Base Unit is a plastic box, 7 1/8" x 14 1/8" x 2 1/4", weighing approximately three pounds. It has a hinged lid with supports that hold it at a 45 degree angle. The lid has four metal prongs used to attach the various plates. Three small parts bins affix to the box in metal jacks located at various positions on the front, sides, and back. A non-skid mat on the bottom of the Base Unit helps ensure stability. The Base Unit comes in a lightweight carrying case that will accommodate all of the modules.
ADM 1 - Small Parts Assembly has several standard exercises requiring fine finger dexterity, eye-hand coordination, and short term memory. ADM 1 has 64 holes in an 8 x 8 grid. There are several standard exercises - Placement, Assembly, and Disassembly - each divided into sections for dominant and non-dominant hands. Clients must place pins, washers, and collars into the 64 holes of the plate and then remove and replace the components into the correct bins. The exercises require fine finger dexterity, eye-hand coordination, bi-manual coordination, short term memory, ability to follow instructions, concentration skill, visual acuity and accommodation, and other secondary characteristics.
ADM 2 - Asymmetric Pin Placement has two standard exercises that require fine finger dexterity, manual dexterity, motor coordination, eye-hand coordination, spatial aptitude, and form perception. ADM 2 has 64 "D" shaped holes that are arranged in an 8 x 8 grid. The holes are situated in the plate with their flat sides at random angles within each row. Two standard exercises are administered to both the dominant and non-dominant hands separately. The exercises require fine finger dexterity, manual dexterity, motor coordination, eye-hand coordination, spatial aptitude, form perception, and various secondary characteristics such as ability to follow instructions and concentration skill, and so forth. The exercises make a variety of physical demands, such as visual acuity and accommodation.