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What is a dexterity test?

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According to MedSource USA, dexterity tests are tests that are required by many employers to measure fine motor skills and coordination in potential employees. These tests are often required of assembly line workers or positions that require the handling of small parts.

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Dexterity tests can also be used to measure brain function or damage in some medical situations. They are sometimes used as a measure of progress in physical therapy. Therapists and educators sometimes use dexterity tests to evaluate the presence of neurologically based learning disabilities. There are dexterity tests used to measure ability to use even basic items such as hand tools.

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