Thursday, April 21, 2016

Pediatric Assessments

The students had their pediatrics practical today(apparently I'm a harsh grader, sorry guys!) and it was interesting! I had to make a cheat sheet for myself as I have trouble recalling all the necessary information. There were 6 assessments available to use, and I wanted to share my cheat sheet with everyone for use later down the road! I should disclaimer that this is not a complete end-all be-all cheat sheet.

Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOT-2)

Age: 4-21 years
Population: Typically developing to moderate motor deficits, suspected motor delays & sensory processing
Constructs: fine motor precision, fine motor integration,  manual dexterity, upper-limb coordination, bilateral coordination, balance, running speed & agility, and strength

Developmental Test of Visual Perception (DTVP-2)


Ages: 4 years - 12 years 11 months
Population: Children who have difficulty with visual & motor skills
Constructs: eye hand coordination, copying, figure ground, visual closure, and form constancy

Peabody Developmental Motor Scales (PDMS-2)

Ages: birth - 5 years
Population: children with suspected motor delays
Constructs: grasping, visual motor integration, reflexes, locomotion, and object manipulation

Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory (PEDI)

Ages:  6 months - 7 years 6 months
Population: Children with physical disabilities
Constructs: self-care, mobility, and social function

Sensory Profile 2

Ages: birth - 14 years 11 months
Population: children with suspected motor delays or behavioral issues
Constructs: 4 domains - sensory seeker, sensory avoider, sensory sensitivity, and sensory registration; types of sensory issues can include general, auditory, visual, touch, movement, oral, or behavioral

School Function Assessment (SFA)
Ages: kindergarten - 6th grade
Population: anyone in elementary school, students with disabilities
Constructs: participation, task supports, and activity performance (includes physical & cognitive/behavioral tasks)

So there you have it. A quick, easy reference to some pediatric assessments. Keep in mind that some of these also have newer versions/editions, however this post pertains to the assessments the university currently has available. 

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