Standardized test scores can be valuable, but don't give enough information about classroom problems or starting points for intervention. Schoodles Pediatric Fine Motor Assessment - Third Edition is a tool that quickly organizes informal information to help identify a child's educational needs.
Within the sturdy binder you will find an assessment guide detailing key ages for skill development. It also contains helpful insights to make thorough observations of fine motor abilities, especially those that pertain to classroom skills. We have recently added an assessment table to ease the task of collecting data for every skill.
For the student, there is a fun, updated workbook with coloring activities, puzzles, cutting tasks, and handwriting samples. The workbook pages can be customized for each child. It is intended to be photocopied.
There is a valuable newly updated observation page to help organize information and assist with write-ups. This page includes places to record information about grasp, drawing, writing, cutting, vision skills, sensory motor skills, self care, and general observations.
As an alternative, we have created a new eco-friendly CD version of the assessment, which contains all the information you need to build your own tool in PDF form.
Schoodles PFMA can be used as a quick screen, a routine update, or a complete assessment. It is designed for children ages 3 years and older and can be administered by occupational therapists or certified occupational therapy assistants.
New grads and seasoned therapists alike have found this simple tool to be the key to organizing all portions of a performance based observation. Schoodles PFMA is efficient, fun, creative and consistent!!