Action required by 31st May 2023
Unfortunately 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.
We are shocked and surprised by this decision and at this current time we are unclear as to the exact 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 up-to-date OTAP license, CIOTS are making an option for a perpetual license available. They have now released further information about this which can be found on their website (https://www.innovativeotsolutions.com/) and needs to be actioned by 31st May 2023.
The update from CIOTS including the steps to action are included here also:
The new OTAP update, is now available and includes a limited perpetual license at no additional cost.
No future license renewals will be necessary with this version.
The following steps must be completed no later than May 31, 2023 ·
Update your OTAP Software.
Instructions to do this can be found on the OTAP Tutorial webpage:
Log into our website system called CORe:
Copy and save your license key for future use. Instructions can be found on the OTAP Tutorial webpage:
Download and save your course contact hours certificate from your CORe account.
Download and save the OTAP software installer file for downloading OTAP in the future if needed. Instructions can be found on the OTAP Tutorial webpage:
Most answers to OTAP support questions may be found on our OTAP Tutorial.
CIOTs are offering some limited support to help people with this transition on this email address - [email protected]
As an UK AMPS Faculty and as part of the wider International AMPS & ESI Faculties we are very sad about these changes. We have been working collectively in the background to try to influence a different outcome, but unfortunately we do not have any power to change this decision. We have very much enjoyed working with so many of you in your use of the AMPS/ESI/School AMPS over the years and would like to thank you for your support.
Unfortunately we do not have any further information about the situation at present but if you have questions, of course please do ask and we will do my best to help. We will publish any further updates/information here and do keep an eye on the CIOTS website too: https://www.innovativeotsolutions.com/
Belinda and the UK AMPS-ESI Faculty
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