The Schoodles School Fine Motor Assessment -4th Edition

Schoodles is a tool that quickly organizes fine and visual motor information to help identify a child’s educational needs. Schoodles SFMA can be used as a quick screen, a routine update, or a complete assessment for fine motor skills. It is designed for children ages 3 years and older and can be administered by occupational therapists or supervised certified occupational therapy assistants. It takes 25 -45 minutes to complete.  New grads and seasoned therapists have found this simple tool to be the key to organizing all portions of a performance-based observation and evaluation. Schoodles is efficient, fun, creative and consistent. 

Therapist’s Guide: The therapist’s guide explains the assessment process. It is packed with photos, suggested observations and research-based age ranges for skill attainment. It contains helpful insights to make thorough observations of fine motor abilities, especially those that pertain to classroom skills.  It contains the Schoodles Observation Chart which outlines each task providing further suggestions for assessment. Finally, a comprehensive Fine Motor Goal Writing guide helps in writing appropriate and measurable goals.

Student Workbook: For the student, there is a fun workbook with coloring activities, puzzles, cutting tasks, and handwriting sample pages. The student workbook can be photocopied and customized for each student. (No reordering expensive test booklets!) A Clinical Observation sheet is included to help document observations and organize info for easy report writing. A Classroom Observation Guide and Teacher Interview form will inform educational needs.

The Schoodles SFMA 4th Edition includes information-gathering tools for the following skills: Pre-tracing, tracing, design imitation, design copy, draw a person, handwriting, coloring, cutting, puzzle assembly, vision skills, muscle strength, muscle tone, crossing midline, finger coordination, R/L discrimination, tactile processing, balance, core strength, and coordination skills, eye-hand coordination, proprioception/body awareness, self-care, direction following, affect, attitude, and arousal level, interests, and strengths, teacher interview, goal writing, and classroom observation.

This assessment is available in 2 formats:

Digital Membership: Our digital membership offers itinerant or web-based therapists even more flexibility and convenience. It includes:

  • Online Assessment Guide
  • Workbook Pages-complete set or individual pages including 5 new pages.
  • Links to instructional videos demonstrating how to administer Schoodles tasks
  • Research articles supporting evidence-based assessment and intervention.
  • A report writing template
  • Fillable PDF’s for our teacher interview, observation sheets, and age referenced chart
  • Task videos for students to watch as you observe
  • E-helper guides and guides for student engagement
  • Quick-Start guide to get you up and running fast.
  • HIPAA guidelines

Three Ring Binder: All materials are contained in a sturdy 3-ring binder divided into sections and a pencil pouch to carry materials. The workbook is reproducible.

Sample Pages and Student Work