Overview: Individually administered tests of gross and fine motor skills for adults 40 and older
Qualification Level: B, Q1
Age Range: Adults age 40 and older
Short Form and Individual Subtests – 15-20 minutes, Complete Battery – 60-75 minutes
Scoring Options: Q-global™ or manual scoring
Report Options: Comprehensive Form Report or Short Form Report
Publication Date: 2012
Introducing the Bruininks Motor Ability Test (BMAT)—an individually administered, standardized test of gross and fine motor skills for adults. It's an adaptation of the trusted Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency, Second Edition (BOT™-2), widely used for ages 4 through 21. The BMAT is ideal for professionals in occupational and physical therapies, nursing, human performance, and physical rehabilitation to determine if clients’ motor function issues need to be addressed before they can live independently. The BMAT also helps you set treatment goals and monitor progress. What’s more, you can repeat administrations over the course of treatment and adjust goals as needed.
Comprehensive, stand-alone subtests
For maximum flexibility, you can administer all the subtests or focus on one or two specific motor skill areas. That’s because each subtest has the content, reliability, validity, and sensitivity to stand on its own. Subtests include:
- Fine Motor Integration
- Manual Dexterity
- Balance and Mobility
- Strength and Flexibility
Each subtest can be administered in as little as 15 minutes and you receive three score composites—Fine Motor, Gross Motor, and Total Motor. Also included is the Short Form that offers a quick measure of overall motor ability in just 20 minutes.
A built-in dashboard makes administration easy
An Administration Easel provides an at-a-glance dashboard with a detailed description of how to administer and score each item. Included are verbatim instructions and illustrative photos for the examiner and examinee.
Scoring that provides better insight anytime, anywhere
BMAT is available on Q-global™—Pearson’s new web based platform for scoring and reporting. It’s accessible anytime, from any computer connected to the Internet . Secure and affordable, this system helps you quickly and automatically organize information, generate scores, and produce accurate, comprehensive reports. Q-global also offers:
- 24 x 7 secure, web-based access
- Portability: Q-global can be used on mobile devices such as a laptop or tablet
- On-demand, reliable scoring and comprehensive reporting solutions
- Pricing on a per-report basis
Adult Motor Ability Assessment: Overview of the BMAT
Presenter: Adam Scheller, PhD
The Bruininks Motor Ability Test (BMAT) is a test of gross and fine motor skills for adults ages 40 and older. The BMAT is an adult adaptation of the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency, Second Edition (BOT–2; Bruininks & Bruininks, 2005), which is widely used with individuals ages 4–21. Professionals in occupational and physical therapies, nursing, human performance, physical rehabilitation, and related disciplines are able to use the BMAT to assess an adult’s motor abilities related to improvement in physical functioning and/or requirements for activities of daily living (ADLs). The BMAT is also a practical tool for guiding treatment, setting treatment goals, and monitoring progress toward those goals. During this webinar session we will review the designed purpose, test content, and administration and scoring procedures for the BMAT.
Date: Jan 15, 2013