AMPS Assessment of Motor and Process Skills

Presented by Mette Sondergaard from Denmark and Vicki Hume from Australia.

CPD Points: 40

Date: 25 - 29 March 2019
Cost: R25 400
Payment plan available for early bookings

What is AMPs

The Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) is an innovative observational assessment that offers occupational therapists an unique approach to the problem of how to conceptualize and assess occupational performance. When the occupational therapist uses the AMPS, he or she is able to simultaneously evaluate a person’s overall ability to perform domestic or intrumental activities of daily living (IADL) and the quality of a person’s motor and process skills.

  • Motor skills are observable actions one uses to move oneself or the task objects during all task performances (e.g., Walks, Reaches, Lifts, Transports).
  • Process skills are observable operations one uses to sensibly organize and adapt the actions of task performance as the process unfolds over time (e.g., Chooses, Uses, Sequences, Accommodates).

Administering AMPS

AMPS takes less than one hour to administer and score, resulting in a reliable and valid measure of a person’s ADL task performance.

  • Observe a person perform two familiar and relevant ADL tasks in a natural, task-relevant environment
  • Score the quality of 36 performance skills that the person enacted during the task performance
  • Use theOTAP Softwareto generate an AMPS Results Report that includes a person’s AMPS measures
  • Plan interventions, develop goals, write documentation, and provide evidence of change in a persons’ ADL task performance

Coming  to Pretoria

25 – 29 March 2019

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The AMPS results can be used as powerful evidence to help you:

  • Determine a person’s need for occupational therapy services
  • Predict a person’s need for assistance to live in the community
  • Document objective measures of a person’s ADL task performance
  • Plan interventions that are occupation-centred
  • Set realistic, client-centred, occupation-based goals
  • Document evidence that the person’s ADL task performance has changed
  • Communicate the unique role of occupational therapy

Benefits of Administering the AMPS

Using this innovative assessment tool will expand your practice by helping you deliver more occupation-centered services.

  • Become certified in an assessment tool that focuses solely on occupational performance — our profession’s unique value.
  • Get a reliable and valid measure on how well your client is performing relevant and familiar ADL tasks.
  • Support your informal ADL observations and clinical reasoning with results of a standardized assessment.
  • Use an assessment tool that can be administered across settings, diagnoses, and ages.

There are 140 ADL and IADL tasks in varying degrees of difficulty

ADL Motor Scale

ADL Process Scale

Click below for a full list of tasks

A list of ADL tasks arranged by difficulty

P14: Brushing or combing hair

P12: Eating a snack with a utensil

P17: Washing and drying hands

P13: Eating a snack and drinking a beverage

P4: Putting on socks and shoes — slip-on or prefastened

P5: Putting on socks and shoes — fastened or tied

P6: Upper body dressing — garment within reach

A1: Beverage from the refrigerator — one person

P2: Brushing Teeth

K8: Spreading bedding on the floor, Japanese-style — one person

P1: Eating a meal

P9: Eating an Asian meal with chopsticks

P15: Washing and drying the face

P16: Shaving the face using electric razor

K1: Making a bed with standard sheets and blanket or “duvet”

K2: Making a bed against a wall, “duvet” edges folded under

P11: Upper and lower body dressing — garments set out

K3: Making a freestanding bed, “duvet” edges folded under

A2: Hot or cold instant beverage — one person

L3: Loading and starting a washing machine

L1: Folding a basket of laundry

S1: Feeding a cat — dry cat food and water

K7: Making a bed (with mattress on the floor against a wall) with standard sheets and blanket or “duvet”

S3: Feeding a dog — dry dog food and water

M1: Setting a table — one or two persons

O1: Polishing shoes

S2: Feeding a cat — moist cat food and water

P7: Upper and lower body dressing — garments stored

P3: Upper body grooming/bathing

J1: Sweeping the floor

C1: Cold cereal and beverage — one person

J2: Hand washing dishes

L2: Hand washing laundry

A5: Single-cup espresso or coffee — two persons

L7: Hanging washed, spin-dried laundry to dry

N2: Watering plants and removing dead leaves

L5: Ironing a shirt — ironing board already set up

M2: Setting a table, Swedish-style — four persons

C3: Sour milk (“fil”), “kefir,” or yogurt with cereal and beverage — one person

J11: Dry dust mopping the floor

I8: Instant noodles, soup, or beans — one person

I18: Heating a precooked meal or dessert in a microwave — one or two persons

I17: Heating a frozen meal or dessert in a microwave — one person

J12: Wet spray mopping the floor

F9: Jam sandwich — one person

F2: Presliced meat or cheese sandwich — one person

P10: Showering

Q1: Sweeping outside

J8: Cleaning windows

F8: Open-face sandwich with soft spread and sliced vegetable — one person

S4: Feeding a dog — moist dog food and water

F13: Open-face chocolate-hazelnut spread sandwich — one person

K4: Changing standard sheets on a freestanding bed

F1: Peanut butter and jelly sandwich — one person

F7: Open-face meat or cheese sandwich with sliced vegetable — one person

A3: Pot of boiled/brewed coffee or tea — one or two persons

Q2: Raking grass cuttings or leaves

R1: Shopping

L4: Ironing a shirt — setting up the ironing board

A7: Wine from a bottle — two persons

G4: Cookies from scratch

I25: Flatbread — one to three persons

J13: Vacuuming using an upright, cordless vacuum cleaner; moving no furniture

J14: Vacuuming using an upright, cordless vacuum cleaner; moving lightweight furniture

P18: Washing in preparation for prayer (perform “wudu”)

P19: Putting on a jacket with zipper or buttons

R2: Purchasing prepared food from a food court

Q6: Cutting grass using an electric lawn mower, moving no outdoor furniture

J10: Putting away clean dishes from a dishwasher

Q7: Cutting grass using an electric lawn mower, moving lightweight outdoor furniture

K6: Changing sheets and “duvet” cover on a freestanding bed

K5: Changing sheets and “duvet” cover on a bed against a wall

J3: Vacuuming, moving no furniture

J4: Vacuuming, moving lightweight furniture

J9: Hand washing, drying, and putting away dishes

P8: Upper body grooming and total body dressing

J5: Mopping the floor

H1: Cottage cheese and fruit salad — one person

D6: Boiled egg(s) served in egg cup(s)

F12: Presliced meat and/or cheese sandwich with vegetable(s) — one person

N1: Repotting a small houseplant

G1: Boiled/brewed coffee or tea and cookies/biscuits served at a table (“fika”) — two to four persons

I9: Quick noodles cooked in a pot — one person

I5: Vegetable preparation — one to four persons

Q3: Weeding

G2: Boiled/brewed coffee or tea and cookies/biscuits served on a tray — two or three persons

I3: Fried ripe plantains

I23: Packing a lunch

A4: Stove-top espresso coffee — one to four persons

Q5: Repair a bicycle tube puncture or hole

F6: Open-face cheese or liverpaste sandwich on presliced bread, boiled/brewed coffee or tea — one or two persons

L6: Ironing multiple garments and putting garments away

F5: Open-face cheese or liverpaste sandwich on unsliced soft bread, boiled/brewed coffee or tea — one or two persons

C2: Hot cooked cereal and beverage — one person

B1: Toast and instant coffee, tea, instant soup, or hot chocolate — one person

I2: Fried green plantains (“tostones”)

A6: Mate, including heating water — one or two persons

B3: Bread and instant coffee, tea, instant soup, or hot chocolate — one person

B4: Bread and beverage — one person

B5: Bread and boiled/brewed coffee or tea — one person

B6: Bread and stove-top espresso coffee — one person

F14: Meat or cheese sandwiches with vegetable(s) — two persons

I22: Rice, soup, and a side dish — one person

I1: Canned soup and crackers or presliced bread — one or two persons

F4: Grilled cheese sandwich and beverage — one person

B2: Toast and boiled/brewed coffee or tea — one person

H2: Fresh fruit salad — two persons

I4: Beans and toast — one person

J6: Vacuuming two rooms on different levels

F10: Grilled cheese on toast and beverage — one person

F3: Tuna, chicken, or crab salad sandwich — one person

H4: Green salad, served in a large bowl, with dressing on the side — two or three persons

Q4: Vacuuming the inside of an automobile

I15: Prepare tomato sauce for pasta — two persons

C4: Hot cooked cereal, open-face cheese sandwich, and beverage — one person

H3: Tossed salad with dressing, served in individual bowls — two or three persons

I21: Miso soup — one or two persons

D1: Scrambled or fried eggs, toast, and beverage — one person

F11: Prepare lunch (meat, cheese, vegetable, and bread) and set the table — two to four persons

J7: Cleaning a bathroom

I14: Pasta with sauce and beverage — two persons

I20: Gazpacho (blended, cold tomato soup) — two to four persons

D3: Scrambled or fried eggs, meat, and boiled/brewed coffee or tea — one person

E1: French toast and beverage — two persons

H5: Tossed green salad with packaged lettuce and dressing, served in a large bowl — two to four persons

E2: Thin (e.g., European) pancakes or crêpes and beverage — one to three persons

G3: Cake, muffins, or brownies

D2: Scrambled or fried eggs, toast, and boiled/brewed coffee or tea — one person

I13: Vegetable soup — one to four persons

I12: Vegetable soup, vegetables sautéed — one to four persons

D7: Spanish omelette with added ingredients — two persons

E3: Thick (e.g., American) pancakes and beverage — one to three persons

I24: Quiche and beverage — two to four persons

I10: Fried meat and vegetable dish with a bowl of rice — one person

I11: Fried rice — one or two persons

D5: Scrambled or fried eggs, toast, and espresso coffee — one person

D4: Omelette or scrambled eggs with added ingredients, toast, and beverage — one person

I16: Pasta with meat, sauce, and beverage — two persons

I6: Pasta with sauce, green salad, and beverage — two persons

I7: Pasta with meat, sauce, green salad, and beverage — two persons

I19: Meatballs with boiled potatoes, sauce, boiled vegetable, and beverage — two to four persons

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