The Peabody Developmental Motor Test-2 Primer in Early Intervention and Pre-School
Course intent: To provide occupational & physical therapists with a focused understanding of the Peabody assessment instrument that both fast-tracks their ability to process and assimilate their understanding of this imperative fine and gross motor evaluatory tool, while testing their understanding prior to its application in the clinical setting.
Relevance to physical & occupational therapy: Occupational and physical therapists in the early intervention setting are on the front line of treating children adaptive, fine or gross motor dynsfunction, and having a norm-referenced evaluation instrument is critical to any initial evaluation, and serves as a baseline for improvement in all other subsequent evaluations to document progress. Applicable in the visiting the home in the early intervention setting, facility based setting, or pre-school settings, this short and helpful course will assist the occupational therapist and COTA to navigate through the maze of material offered with the classical edition of the course.
Provider will be able to: identify fine motor deficits for both the clinical and educational settings so as to set future goals and outcomes for the child in the early intervention and pre-school setting
Provider will be able to: Identify adaptive and gross motor dysfunction so as to determine short and long term goals for both individual family service plans (IFSP’s) in the early intervention setting, and individual educational plans within the pre-school setting
Provider will be able to: Identify, evaluate and assess delays, disabilities, or other exceptionalities
Provider will be able to: Identify level of performance in fine and gross motor domains
Provider will be able to: Identify standard scores, percentile rankings, and age equivalent mathematical data to accurately document level of dysfunction, and improvement over time
Provider will be able to: Utilize this norm-referenced assessment instrument to identify indices that can assist in recommended academic placement, instructional planning, and both initial and ongoing eligibility
AOTA Classification Codes:
Occupational Therapy Process: Evaluation [Analysis of occupational performance]
Target Audience: Introductory - OT, OTA, PT, PTA
Prerequisites: a minimum of 3-5 years experience in the field is highly recommended.