The School version of the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (School AMPS) offers a valid, reliable and clinically useful tool for measuring students quality of schoolwork task performance in typical classroom settings.
School AMPS is a naturalistic, observation-based assessment conducted in the context of a student’s natural classroom settings, during their typical routine, while the student perfoms school worktasks assigned by the teacher.
An important feature of the school AMPS is that no disruption of the normal classroom routine occurs during its administration, there is just the unobtrusive presence of an occupational therapist observing the student performing schoolwork tasks.
In-Person Five Day Training Workshop
The workshop provides critical information related to the theoretical basis of the School AMPS as well as experiential learning of administering and scoring the School AMPS. Participants obtain valuable hands-on information regarding occupation-based assessment and intervention as well as viewing and scoring recorded School AMPS observations.
Rater calibration is required following the course. Potential School AMPS raters must complete 10 live observations after the course and submit this data for analysis. Rater calibration allows each rater’s severity to be determined and whether or not he or she is scoring the School AMPS in a reliable manner.