Ages: Birth through 5 yearsTesting Time: 45–60 MinutesAdministration: Individual
The PDMS-2 is an early childhood motor development program that provides (in one package) both in-depth assessment and training or remediation of gross and fine motor skills. The assessment is composed of six subtests that measure interrelated motor abilities that develop early in life. It is designed to assess the motor skills of children from birth through 5 years of age.
Reliability and validity have been determined empirically. The normative sample consisted of 2,003 persons residing in 46 states. The PDMS-2 can be used by occupational therapists, physical therapists, diagnosticians, early intervention specialists, adapted physical education teachers, psychologists, and others who are interested in examining the motor abilities of young children.
Fine Motor Quotient: This composite is a combination of the results of the subtests that measure the use of the small muscle systems: Grasping (all ages), Visual-Motor Integration (all ages).
Gross Motor Quotient: This composite is a combination of the results of the subtests that measure the use of the large muscle systems:
Total Motor Quotient: This composite is formed by a combination of the results of the gross and fine motor subtests. Because of this, it is the best estimate of overall motor abilities.
Psychometrically, the second edition of the PDMS has improved in the following ways:
The second edition of the PDMS has also improved or added the following user-friendly components:
Complete PDMS-2 Kit includes: Examiner's Manual, 25 Profile/Summary Forms, 25 Examiner Record Booklets, Guide to Item Administration, Peabody Motor Activities Program, Black & White 38x26 Peabody Motor Development Chart, 25 Black & White 8.5x11 Peabody Motor Development Parent Charts, and PDMS-2 Manipulatives, all in a sturdy storage box. (©2000) Enlarged Image
Also available separately:
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