An Assessment of the Motor Performance Skills of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Gulf Region

Posted on: March 1, 2021 | By: jboyle6 | Filed under: Bruininks Osteretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOTMP), T&M Tools

Author: Rehab H. Alsaedi Citation: Alsaedi, R. H. (2020). An assessment of the motor performance skills of children with autism spectrum disorder in the Gulf region. Brain Sciences, 10(9), 607. doi:10.3390/brainsci10090607 Purpose: The author’s purpose was to identify ratios of motor impairments in kids with ASD to those who didn’t. They also looked to determine if there are difference in motor performance in children with ASD to normally developing children. Finally they wanted to determine how chronological age affected motor performance in those with ASD. Study population: The study population consisted 119 children with ASD and a control group of 30 typically developing children. All children were between the ages of 6-12 y.o. All subjects were also from three Gulf States. Methods/outcome measures: This study was designed as an observational study, using a cross sectional design. Once participants were choses, ASD questionnaires were used to confirm the children’s diagnosis. These…

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Sensory Integration and Perceptual-Motor Profiles in School-Aged Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Posted on: February 28, 2021 | By: lblackwood | Filed under: Bruininks Osteretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOTMP), T&M Tools

Title: Sensory Integration and Perceptual-Motor Profiles in School-Aged Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder Authors: Yee-Pay Wuang, Chien-Ling Huang, Hsien-Yu Tsai Purpose: The study examined the sensory integration and perceptual-motor performances within elementary school children aged 5–12 years with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD). Study Population: The population of this study consisted of 117 children with ASD, including 75 males and 42 females. All of the children in this study were between 5 to 13 years. Methods: The inclusion criteria consisted of the participants being elementary school age (5–13 years), physicians, and no serious physical or behavioral problems. The exclusion criteria consisted of participants with concurrent sensory impairments (for example, blindness and/or deafness). SPSS20 was used for all data analyses in the present study. MANOVA (multiple analysis of variance) was used in order to analyze the age and sex effects within the measures. Outcome Measures: The Bruininks–Oseretsky of Motor Proficiency – Second…

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Bruininks Osteretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOTMP) Article Summary

Posted on: February 27, 2021 | By: mbraswell3 | Filed under: Bruininks Osteretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOTMP)

The purpose of the article by Rigby et al. is to quantify changes in motor proficiency after 8 weeks of equine assisted activities (EEA) combined with brain building activities. EEA is also known as hippotherapy, and it involves experiencing rhythmic movements while riding a horse that force the rider to adjust to these movements and activate muscles in the lower torso and pelvis. The movements that occur at the rider’s pelvis resemble those essential for ambulation and has great evidence of improving gross motor function in children with neurodevelopmental disorders (ND). Brain building activities involve tasks that improve the brain’s ability to process and react to information coming in from primary sensory pathways, including auditory, visual, and vestibular pathways. Brain building activities have been shown to improve the brain’s ability to integrate sensory information accurately with less effort leading to improvements in attention, learning, and function in children with ND….

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BOTMP

Posted on: February 26, 2021 | By: tbrophy | Filed under: Bruininks Osteretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOTMP), T&M Tools

Terrence Brophy Assigned T&M: BOTMP Test and Measures Assignment 1)    The title of the article I was assigned is Accuracy of motor assessment in the diagnosis of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder by Johnston et al. To begin, fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is defined by the authors as a combination of neurodevelopmental impairments and physical characteristics that result from prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE). Our role as Physical Therapist within the health care team in managing FASD is to assess potential motor impairments. Therefore, the purpose of the article was to clarify diagnosis criteria regarding the motor impairments found in FASD. The inclusion criteria for the study were for youth between ages 6 and 17 years old at the time of assessment who were confirmed to have a history of PAE. Based on the inclusion criteria, the authors included 63 children in their study. A diagnosis of FASD was made by…

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Bruininks Osteretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOTMP)

Posted on: February 24, 2019 | By: scourtney4 | Filed under: Bruininks Osteretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOTMP), T&M Tools

Zapata KA, Karol LA, Jeans KA, Jo C-H. Gross Motor Function at 10 Years of Age in Children With Clubfoot Following the French Physical Therapy Method and the Ponseti Technique. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 2018;38(9). Purpose/Population/Outcome Measures: The purpose of this article was to compare and assess the gross motor skills of 183 individuals with idiopathic clubfoot that had not undergone operative treatment methods following treatment with either the PT method or Ponseti method. In an abridgment, the PT method consists of participating in physical therapy sessions 3-5 times per week for corrective measures, therapeutic exercises, taping and orthotic interventions. The Ponseti method consists of leg casting, possible percutaneous Achilles tenotomy’s (not considered an operative intervention in this article) and orthotic interventions. The Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency, 2nd edition (BOT-2) was utilized to assess gross motor skills and is specific to evaluating children between the ages of 4 and 21…

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Bruininks Osteretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOTMP)

Posted on: February 24, 2019 | By: lcopper | Filed under: Bruininks Osteretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOTMP)

Title: Feasibility, stability and validity of the four-square step test in typically developed children and children with brain damage Authors: Gil Leizerowitz & Michal Katz-Leurer Citation: Gil Leizerowitz & Michal Katz-Leurer (2017) Feasibility, stability and validity of the four square step test in typically developed children and children with brain damage, Brain Injury, 31:10, 1356-1361, DOI: 10.1080/02699052.2017.1332384 Purpose: Adults and children with brain damage often demonstrate impaired static and dynamic balance and the gait deviations that accompany the loss of equilibrium. Physical therapists working with patients with impaired balance use several outcome measures, such as the Timed Up and Go Test (TUG test), the Functional Reach Test (FRT), and the Four-Square Step Test (FSST). While the FSST has been found to be highly reliable, sensitive, and specific, with strong inter and test-reliability, it has only limited research into its reliability and validity with children. The authors of this study intended to evaluate…

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Bruininks Osteretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOT-2)

Posted on: February 24, 2019 | By: jhibberd | Filed under: Bruininks Osteretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOTMP)

Matarma T, Lagström H, Hurme S, et al. Motor skills in association with physical activity, sedentary time, body fat, and day care attendance in 5-6-year-old children—The STEPS Study.Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2018;28:2668–2676. doi:10.1111/sms.13264. Matarma et al. (2018) investigated the relationship between motor skills and physical activity, time spent in sedentary activities, body fat percentage and day care attendance in young children; additionally, they compared the development of motor skills of healthy weight and overweight or obese children. The 111 children included in this study were five to six years old (45 boys and 66 girls). The motor skills of each child were measured through the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test, second edition (BOT-2) which includes components such as fine manual control, manual coordination, body coordination, and strength and agility. Additionally, the times each child spent performing moderate to vigorous level physical activity (MVPA) and sedentary activity were measured objectively through use of…

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Bruininks Osteretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOTMP)

Posted on: March 7, 2018 | By: lcates4 | Filed under: Bruininks Osteretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOTMP), Evaluative

Category: Evaluative Update: BOT-2 Complete Form Test Kit = $933.90 *As of March 7, 218* https://www.pearsonclinical.com/therapy/products/100000648/bruininks-oseretsky-test-of-motor-proficiency-second-edition-bot-2.html Article Review: Venetsanou F, Kambas A. Can motor proficiency in preschool age affect physical activity in adolescence? Pediatric Exercise Science. 2017;29:254-259. The purpose of this study was to determine if motor proficiency during preschool is associated with physical activity during adolescence. This longitudinal study began by measuring the motor proficiency of 413 children, ages 4-6. Ten years later, the physical activity level of 106 of the original participants was measured. Motor proficiency was measures using the BTOMP-SF, testing both gross and fine motor skills. Some of these skills included single leg stance, tandem walking, running speed and agility, standing broad jump, catching and throwing a ball, drawing activities, and response speed. Upon scoring, participants are then classified as low, below average, average, above average, and high motor proficiencies. Physical activity was measured using Omron…

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Bruininks Osteretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOT-2)

Posted on: March 1, 2017 | By: msmith108 | Filed under: Bruininks Osteretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOTMP), Discriminatory, Evaluative

No further updates to provide.   Article Review: Marmeleira J, Veiga G, Cansado H, Raimundo A. Relationship between motor proficiency and body composition in 6- to 10-year old children. J Paediatr Child Health. 2017 Jan 3; 1-6.   Marmeleira et al. studied children 6-10 years old to determine a correlation between body composition and motor proficiency. These researchers used the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency Short Form (BOT-SF) to test gross and fine motor skills. The 156 participants were male and female elementary school-aged children. Body composition was determined through BMI (height and weight) and skinfold thickness (5 sites). Motor proficiency was determined by the BOT-SF, which includes the subtests of running speed and agility, balance, coordination, strength, reaction time, visual control, and dexterity. The results of the study found that 40% of the females and 30% of the males were overweight or obese. The participants with higher body fat…

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

Posted on: February 27, 2017 | By: jburdett | Filed under: Bruininks Osteretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOTMP), Discriminatory, Evaluative, T&M Tools

Update: Source: Pearson P.O. Box 599700 San Antonio, TX 78259 Manual Scoring: BOT-2 Complete Form Test Kit: $898.00 Reference: http://www.pearsonclinical.com/therapy/products/100000648/bruininks-oseretsky-test-of-motor-proficiency-second-edition-bot-2.html#tab-pricing. Accessed February 27, 2017.   Lin et al. researched the effects of touchscreen use on fine motor development in preschoolers. 80 children (N=80; boys: 52; mean age 61.0 ± 7.6 months) without developmental delay were split into two groups of 40 based on prior usage of touch screen tablets. The children who used a touchscreen for more than 10 minutes a day for a month were placed in the test group, and the others were in the non touch screen group. Researchers utilized the BOT-2 to examine each child’s fine motor performance before and after the study, and they also assessed pinch strength using a hand held pinch dynamometer before and after the study. Both groups participated in 20 minutes of training activities per day for 24 consecutive weeks. The…

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