OTS 06: BOT-2 v. M-FUN; A Comparison of Two Commonly Used School-Based OT Assessment Tools



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Welcome to the show notes for Episode 6 of the OT Schoolhouse Podcast.


In this episode, we look at two commonly used school-based Occupational therapy assessment tools. Both the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency, or BOT-2, and the Miller Function & Participation Scales (M-FUN) are standardized testing tools that occupational therapists use to assess fine motor and visual-motor skills in children. While they are similar in what they assess, they are very different in how they get their results.


Today's Objectives:


1. What skills do both the BOT-2 and MFUN assess in a child’s educational capabilities?


2. What are the pros and cons of each assessment tool?


3. How do you decide which assessment tool is best suited for any given school-based OT assessment?


Links to Show References:


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Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency, Second Ed.

This is a link to Pearson Clinical where you can purchase the BOT-2 to use at your school or clinic. The OT Schoolhouse has no affiliation with Pearson Clinical or the BOT-2 tool.

Miller Function & Participation Scales - This is a link to Pearson Clinical where you can purchase the M-FUN to use at your school or clinic. The OT Schoolhouse has no affiliation with Pearson Clinical or the M-FUN evaluation tool.

In this episode, we mentioned three other evaluations. You can click the links to find out more about them.

1. WRAVMA

2. Beery VMI

3. Peabody



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