We are shocked and surprised to have to announce that Abbey Marterella, Owner and Chief Executive Officer of the Centre for Innovative of Solutions (CIOTS) and sole supplier of the AMPS, ESI and School AMPS tools has decided to terminate the provisioning of AMPS, ESI, School AMPS, ACP-OP and ACQ-SI tools with immediate effect.
At this current time we are unclear as to the reasoning for her decision, however this does mean that there are now no courses available for any of these tools in a face-to-face or online format anywhere in the world. Therefore anyone who has not yet trained to use these tools unfortunately is no longer able to undertake this training.
For those who are trained in any of the tools and have a current OTAP license, we are still awaiting full guidance as to what happens next, however, it appears that there will be an option for a perpetual license, the details for which will be made available on the CIOTS website shortly https://www.innovativeotsolutions.com/. To the best of our knowledge currently this window of opportunity to sign up for this option will be very limited and closed by 31st May 2023. Therefore if you wish to take the perpetual license offer when it becomes available you will need to act quickly.
Please pass this email onto all on to as many other colleagues as possible to inform them of the changes in time for them to take the perpetual license option if they wish to.
As a UK AMPS Faculty and as part of the wider International Faculty we are very sad about this change. We are working collectively in the background to try to influence a different outcome, but unfortunately we do not have any power to change this decision.
At this present time this is the only information we have. If we receive any further information we will post the updates accordingly.
The UK AMPS & ESI Faculty would like to thank you all for your support and commitment to the assessment tools over the years. It has been a privilege to see and hear all the great OT practice going on throughout the UK and Ireland.
Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS)
The AMPS is an innovative observational assessment used to measure the quality of a person’s activities of daily living (ADL)
This is assessed by rating the effort, efficiency, safety, and independence of 16 ADL motor and 20 ADL process skill items, while the person is doing chosen, familiar, and life-relevant ADL tasks. There are more than 120 standardized ADL tasks
An ideal tool for occupational therapists needing a valid and reliable assessment of the quality of a person's ADL performance
School Version of the AMPS
School AMPS is a clinically-useful evaluation tool to measure a student's quality of schoolwork task performance
A naturalistic, observation-based assessment conducted in a student's natural classroom setting, during their typical routine, while the student performs assigned schoolwork tasks
An ideal tool for occupational therapists needing a valid and reliable assessment of the quality of a student's schoolwork task performance without disrupting the normal classroom routine during its administration
Evaluation of Social Interaction (ESI)
The ESI is a dynamic observational tool for occupational therapists evaluating a person’s quality of social interaction.
A valid, reliable and clinical means of evaluating well persons, or persons with any disability, aged 2 years+ at any level of social interaction.
A person’s social interaction is assessed by rating the social appropriateness, maturity, politeness, respect and timeliness of 27 social interaction skill items, whilst the person engages in real social interactions, with typical social partners the person needs to interact with.
The Assessment of Compared Qualities - Occupational Performance (ACQ-OP)
An AMPS partner tool
Used to measure the discrepancy between:
- A client’s self-reported quality of ADL task performance, AND
- A client’s quality of ADL task performance as observed by the occupational therapist using the AMPS
The Assessment of Compared Qualities - Social Interaction (ACQ-SI)
An ESI partner tool
Used to measure the discrepancy between:
- A client’s self-reported quality of social interaction, AND
- A client’s quality of social interaction as observed by the occupational therapist using the ESI