Occupational Therapy Evaluation Day

Please join us!

What…

Help UF Occupational Therapy students learn to complete a Comprehensive Occupational Therapy Evaluation. Students will learn to test motor function, sensory processing, social participation, and executive functioning skills of your child. This is always a fun day.

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Space is limited

When…

Wednesday, April 6th, 2022

Appointment Times:
9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00, and 2:00.

Space is limited; reserve your spot today!

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We pay your parking

Where…

University of Florida, Public Health, Nursing and Pharmacy Building (HPNP, behind Shands Hospital North Tower)

HPNP, Room 1107

We pay for your parking in the nearby hospital parking garage.

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Marcia K Schneider
Department: HP-OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Marcia K Schneider PhD, OTR/L

Adjunct Lecturer

Description

Parents and children come to the OT lab/classroom (room 1107 of the PHNP building behind Shands Hospital North Tower) where the children work individually with a pair of doctorate OT students alongside other school-age children. The testing environment is playful, fun, and energetic. As our doctorate students work with each child, parents are asked to fill out short questionnaires regarding their child’s coordination, sensory processing and social functioning and may observe their child’s progress through the assessments.

Total Time

Approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours.

What We Do With Your Child’s Assessment Results

Throughout the semester, our students learn about the areas tested and score your child’s assessment. From the complete occupational therapy evaluation, our students learn to create individualized activities based on each child’s unique strengths and weaknesses. This allows our students to learn to develop a comprehensive picture of a “real life” child.

Tests Used

  1. Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOT-2)
  2. Sensory Profile

Description of the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency

The Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency, Second Edition (BOT-2), assesses motor coordination by asking each child to complete a series of fun and timed movement activities. The BOT-2 measures hand and arm coordination, balance, mobility, and strength. The skills tested in the BOT-2 play an important role in everyday tasks, including drawing and writing, using small objects, walking and running, and participating in recreational and competitive sports.

Areas tested by the BOT-2 include:

  • Fine Motor Precision (e.g., cutting out a circle, connecting dots)
  • Fine Motor Integration (e.g., copying a star, copying a square)
  • Manual Dexterity (e.g., transferring pennies, sorting cards, stringing blocks)
  • Bilateral Coordination (e.g., tapping foot and finger, jumping jacks)
  • Balance (e.g., walking forward on a line, standing on one leg on a balance beam)
  • Running Speed and Agility (e.g., shuttle run, one-legged side hop)
  • Upper-Limb Coordination (e.g., throwing a ball at a target, catching)
  • Strength (e.g., standing long jump, sit-ups)

Description of the Sensory Profile

The Sensory Profile is a comprehensive parent questionnaire inquiring as to behaviors related to visual, auditory, touch, oral/smell, and movement information/tasks. This assessment measures the child’s sensory processing as compared to other children in the same age range and can identify children who are hypersensitive or under-responsive to various sensations. Once identified, strategies can be developed to assist the parent or teacher in facilitating environments and activities that are more comfortable for the child.