Learner Description: This activity is appropriate for adult occupational therapist students to introduce them to commonly used occupational therapy assessments in elementary and secondary school settings.

Instructions Link to OT Apps Writing Apps visual motor and perception apps Apps for Fine Motor

School based occupational therapy focuses on enabling a student to become independent in their learning environment. Some examples include enabling a student to use a assistive tech device for alternative communication or helping build fine motor strength in the hands to hold a pencil correctly. Below are common areas that can impact a student’s ability to access or participate in classroom related tasks. You will be assigned to one of four groups to find information regarding commonly used occupational therapy assessments used in school settings. You will then present your findings with your peers and vice versa.


  1. What does this particular assessment assess?
  2. Is the following assessment a norm-referenced or criterion referenced assessment?
  3. What age range does this particular assessment appropriate for?
  4. What is the estimated completion time to give this assessment?
  5. What types of scores does the assessment provide? (e.q. StandardScore, Percentiles, Age Equivalents, Standard Deviations, etc.)
  6. Locate one research article for your particular area pertaining to the validity and reliability or clinical value of the assessment for school aged children


Collaboration Groups
Groups Area of Evaluation Assessments Links
Group One Vision

Beery-Buktenica Visual Motor Integration, 6th edition

King Devick Test

Group Two

Fine Motor

Peabody Developmental Motor Scales 2nd Edition

Schoodles: Pediatric Fine Motor Assessment

Group Three

Sensory Processing

Sensory Profile School Companion

Sensory Processing Measure

Group Four Gross Motor

Test of Gross Motor Developmental, 2nd Edition

Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency, 2nd Edition