Developmental Assessment of Young Children (DAYC-2)

Ages 0 – 5 years, 11 months

Used to identify children with possible delays in 5 different domains including Cognition, Communication (receptive and expressive), social emotional development, physical development (fine motor and gross motor), and adaptive behaviors.

This test can be completed via parent report, observation, or direct assessment.

Examiners are able to utilize the domains, as needed, and skip those that are not of any concern.

Peabody Developmental Motor Scales (PDMS-2)

Ages 0 through 5 years

An early childhood motor developmental assessment with 6 subtests measuring both gross motor and fine motor skills including reflexes, stationary skills, locomotion skills, object manipulation, grasping, and visual motor integration. Able to be completed by OTs, PTs, early intervention specialists, adapted physical education teachers, psychologists, and others who are interested in examining motor skills of young children.

The Roll Evaluation of Activities of Life (REAL)

Ages 2 years - 18 years

A questionnaire style tool used to determine a child’s ability to care for themselves at home, in school, and in the community.

Able to be used by medical professionals including OTs, psychologists, mental health workers, and special education teachers in a variety of settings.

Looks at 2 domains: activities of daily living (self-care) and instrumental activities of daily living (home and community care)

Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOT-2)

Ages 4 years - 21 years and 11 months

A motor developmental assessment with 8 subtests including fine motor precision, fine motor integration, manual dexterity, bilateral coordination, balance, running speed and agility, upper limb coordination, and strength.

Able to utilize all subtests to therapist’s specifications and client concerns in a game-like task analysis which is easy to administer in 15-60 minutes.

Sensory Processing Measure (SPM-2)

Ages 4 months - 18+ years

Provides an overall picture of sensory integration difficulties and sensitivities in multiple environments and sensory areas.

Questionnaire for home and school.

80 questions on a rating scale of 1-4.

Structured Observations of Sensory Integration - Motor (SOSI-M)

Ages 5 years - 14 years

Assessment of motor performance linked to sensory processing.

Able to be completed by occupational therapists, physical therapists, and adaptive P.E. specialists.

Includes 14 sets of administered items that target vestibular and proprioceptive processing which takes approximately ~40 minutes to administer.

  1. Proprioceptive system: receptors in joints and muscles knowing where our body is in space
  2. Vestibular system: where our head is in space (gravitational center in the inner ear)

Receptive-Expressive Emergent Language Test (REEL-4)

Ages 0 – 36 months

Standardized test of emergent language ability based on a linguistic model.

2 subtests:

  1. Receptive language
  2. Expressive language

Individually administered and completed by caregivers in 20-30 minutes.

The Goldman-Fristoe Test of Articulation (GFTA-3)

Ages 2:0-21:11

Used to assess speech sound production ability of an individual.

May be used in any setting with a speech therapist.

2 subtests:

  1. Sounds-in-words test (~12 minutes)
    Ages 2:0-21:11
  2. Sounds-in-sentences test (~4 minutes)
    Ages 4:0-21:11

Learning to Learn Program

Ages 0– 5 years

Used by early intervention providers working with families of young children with autism spectrum disorder, suspected autism, and social communication delays. Focused on building foundation skills through playful interactions with parents and caregivers