Comprehensive Evaluation ServicesUsed to develop a baseline of ability level and assess areas of need
An initial evaluation using some form of observation and/or standardized assessment is performed to establish a baseline ability level and assess areas of need.The following assessments are those most commonly used, however play based assessments may also be used for younger children. Along with a host of formal assessments, clinical observations are utilized to assess a child's postural control and functional movement concerns.
FINE MOTOR EVALUATION
A FINE MOTOR EVALUATION evaluates the child’s fine motor performance only. The therapist will select any number of diagnostic tests to administer. A discussion of findings and recommendations occurs after the testing session.
BRUININKS-OSERETSKY TEST OF MOTOR PROFICIENCY
The BRUININKS-OSERETSKY TEST OF MOTER PROFICIENCY second edition (BOT-2) is a standardized test that measures a wide array of motor skills in for ages 4- 21 population. It provides a reliable appraisal of fine and gross motor control. This test can be used to assess both typical students and those with moderate motor-skill deficits. The Bruininks-Oseretsky Test assesses fine motor precision, fine motor integration, manual dexterity, bilateral coordination, balance, running speed and agility, upper limb coordination, and strength.
Beery Butenika Developmental Test of visual- Motor Integration (Beery VMI)
Beery Butenika Developmental Test of visual- Motor Integration (Beery VMI): Is a standardized test which measures the extent to which individuals can integrate their visual and motor abilities. It is commonly used to identify children who are having significant difficulty with visual-motor integration and to determine the most appropriate course of action. The Beery VMI is suitable for respondents with diverse environmental, educational, and linguistic backgrounds. Additionally, the test can be used as an outcome measure to assess the effectiveness of education and intervention programs.
Computerized Visual Continuous Performance Test (Qik CPT)
The Computerized Visual Continuous Performance Test (Qik CPT) is a computerized visual continuous performance test developed for assessing attention and impulse control. These results, compared to same age and gender norms, are reported as standard deviations and standard scores. The standard deviation indicates the extent of a problem (or deviation from the norm).
The Sensory Profile is administered as part of a comprehensive assessment to determine whether aspects of sensory processing might be contributing to performance challenges in the daily life of the individual. The Sensory Profile is a measure of children's responses to sensory events in daily life by assessing the frequency of a child's responses to certain sensory processing, modulation, and behavioral/emotional events as described in 125 items. We know from research that the Sensory Profile can help identify a child's sensory processing patterns; the results can then be used to consider how these patterns might be contributing to or creating barriers to performance in daily life.
Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales
Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales utilizes comprehensive data in classifying intellectual and developmental disabilities as well as other disorders, such as Autism, Asperger Syndrome, and Developmental Delays. The scales are organized within a three domain structure: Communication, Daily Living, and Socialization. This structure corresponds to the three broad domains of adaptive functioning by the American Association of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: Conceptual, Practical, and Social. In addition, Vineland offers a Motor Skills Domain and an optional Maladaptive Behavior Index to provide more in-depth information about your clients.
Peabody Developmental Motor Scales, Second Edition (PDMS–2)
This early childhood motor development program contains six subtests that assess the motor skills of children from birth through 5 years. The subtests are—Reflexes, Stationary, Locomotion, Object Manipulation, Grasping, and Visual-Motor Integration. Composite scores available include Gross Motor Quotient, Fine Motor Quotient, and Total Motor Quotient. The test contains new normative data representative of the current U.S. population.
OTHER EVALUATIONS are utilized to assess specific skills and functioning. The therapist will select any number of diagnostic tools for the testing session. These evaluations require 1-2 hours for testing and 1 hour for data categorization. A conference will be scheduled to discuss findings and recommendations after the completion of the written report.