Schoodles is a qualitative assessment of skills that contribute to fine motor work. Skills are assessed according to age levels of attainment and quality of performance, and it can be very individualized to each student. Schoodles can be used as a stand-alone tool to determine the need for intervention or as a companion to standardized testing. Components of the assessment are chosen based on the student need identified by the teacher.

Skills are broken down into Classroom Skills and Supporting Skills, those skills needed to support fine motor outcomes.

Classroom skills included are design copy, handwriting, coloring, cutting, and puzzle construction. Supporting skills included are manual muscle testing, proprioception, gross motor coordination, eye-hand coordination, finger coordination, crossing midline, motor planning, bilateral coordination, trunk strength, and vision skills.

Observations made during these tasks are analyzed to determine if there are need areas that can be addressed by an occupational therapist.

Goals can be easily written from the information gained from the assessment using the goal writing guide. It takes about 30-45 minutes to move through the assessment.

Memberships for this tool include a quick start guide to get you going fast with help at each step for remote or in-person assessments, a criterion-referenced tool for age level placement for each skill, training videos for therapists, task videos for students to watch as you observe, assistance with remote use, separate forms and workbook pages, including 5 new handwriting pages, fillable forms for on screen use.
This new assessment includes questions and answers school therapists can ask themselves when trying to decide how best to help a student struggling with handwritten work. It is the result of many discussions and in-depth research regarding how keyboarding fits into the scope of occupational therapy practice and includes a variety of activities to aid decision making.

The assessment includes a Background Information Form, a Teacher Question Form, a Student Question Form, and a detailed Record Sheet to gather information. In addition, there are typing samples to copy, links to timed tests, and links to keyboarding programs for intervention.

The workbook helps therapists compare handwritten work to work produced on a keyboard. There is an assessment of classroom skills and supporting skills needed to evaluate, decide on service, and create interventions to help students become successful keyboarders in school. We use the same cost-effective reproducible format we use in the original Schoodles assessment.

The keyboarding membership offers fillable forms and individual workbook pages to customize your assessment to the student. Lifetime access includes any updates we make.
Digital memberships include everything in the hard copy and more! They provide online access to forms and workbook pages as well as videos, and continuously updated information. We have recently adapted the membership tools for telehealth purposes in response to the COVID 19 crisis. Best of all, digital memberships are a purchase once option, LIFETIME ACCESS. We are constantly adding new features! Watch for updates! Choose both the hard copy and digital membership for ultimate flexibility and access to new information.
1.Info for your E-helper to set up the workspace for the student.
2.Guidance on how to work with an E-helper
3.Guidance on engaging students online through the assessment.
4. A quick start guide with telehealth adaptations included that will help guide you through the assessment process.
5.Task videos for the students to watch as you observe them moving.
6. Individual workbook pages to download or send.
7. Fillable forms as an alternative to forms you print and fill out by hand.
8. All workbook pages are reproducable with no copyright constraints.
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