Occupational therapy evaluations and occupational therapy assessments are important in determining a certain skill set or deficiency. Please see the Therapro Handy Evaluation Chart (PDF) which is a useful reference for selecting appropriate evaluations in your practice.
Early detection of sensory processing difficulties in children can prevent later learning difficulties. SPM, TSI...
Visual Perception and Visual Skills
Accurately & efficiently assess visual skills in children & adults. Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration, 6th Edition (BEERY VMI), Developmental Test of Visual Perception, DTVP-2, DTVP-A, WRAVMA.
Identify children with possible delays in the domains of cognition, communication, social emotional development, physical development, and adaptive behavior. Developmental Assessment of Young Children (DAYC), The Carolina Curriculum.
Gross Motor & Fine Motor
Identify, assess and remediate children's gross and fine motor skills with these evaluations. Featured in this category - Peabody Developmental Motor Scales - Second Edition (PDMS-2).
Assess manuscript and cursive handwriting skills, speed and legibility in these handwriting evaluations. Category includes Evaluation Tool of Children's Handwriting (ETCH) EVA1601, and Test of Handwriting Skills-Revised (THS-R) EVA4244.
Tests to measure oral reading fluency and comprehension.
Pegboard dexterity tests for visual-motor coordination, or manual labor skills.
Speech & Language
These evaluations provide an in-depth, research-based assessment of oral language skills. Photo Articulation Test - Third Edition (PAT-3), Comprehensive Assessment of Spoken Language (CASL), Oral and Written Language Scales (OWLS).
Cognition and Intelligence
Evaluate children and adults with neurological conditions - learning disabilities, ADHD, pervasive developmental disorders/autism, traumatic brain injury. Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF), Allen Cognitive Level Screen-5, DAB-3.
Effective instruments for evaluating students who present unique behavioral problems.
Identify children with autism or asperger syndrome, and determine symptom severity through ratings based on observation. Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS2), Asperger Syndrome Diagnostic Scale (ASDS), Gilliam Autism Rating Scale (GARS-2).
School Based Evaluations
Evaluate students' pre-printing, writing, coloring, cutting, visual-perceptual and sensory processing skills with the Educational Assessment of School Youth for Occupational Therapists (EASY-OT).
Comprehensive diagnostic test to identify students who write poorly. Subtests represent the conventional, linguistic, and conceptual aspects of writing. Test of Written Language- Fourth Edition (TOWL-4).
Measure the range of motion of wrists, digits and larger joints.