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Assessment Tools: PDMS-2 : Peabody Developmental Motor Scales

The assessment tool collection encompasses all assessments that are used in medical rehabilitation with a primary focus on physical therapy and occupational therapy.

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PDMS-2 : Peabody Developmental Motor Scales

AuthorM. Rhonda Folio, Rebecca R. Fewell

Summary: The Peabody developmental motor scales (PDMS) is used as a nationally standardized assessment tool to provide separate gross and fine motor scores. Also included is a Motor Activities program to fill developmental gaps, and to strengthen emerging skills. The kit can be used with non-handicapped, mildly handicapped, and severely handicapped children. 

Format: kit

Library Record:  Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library Reserves (WE 103 F668p2 2000 ATOOLS)

Population: Birth through age 5

Completion time: 20-30 minutes for each motor-related subtest or 45-60 minutes for entire assessment     


  • vi, 167 p. : ill. + 1 manual (119 p.)
  • 1 guide (52 p); 1 examiner record booklet
  • 1 profile/summary form
  • 1 Peabody motor development chart;
  • 30 manipulatives in a fishnet bag;
  • 2 blackline masters; 3 shape cards
  • 1 measuring tape
  • 1 roll of masking tape, all in 1 case..

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Determine Validity and Reliability    
To determine validity and reliability of this test copy and paste the search string into a PubMed (U of M faculty, students and affiliated users use this PubMed link):

("cognitive performance test") AND ((((("Reproducibility of Results"[Mesh]) OR "Sensitivity and Specificity"[Mesh])) OR (reliabl* OR valid*)) OR (sensitiv* AND specif*)) 

To search the validity and reliability in CINAHL copy and paste this search string into CINAHL (U of M faculty, students and affiliated users only)

(("cognitive performance test”) OR (IN cognitive performance test)) AND (( (MH "Reliability and Validity+") OR (MH "Measurement Issues and Assessments+") OR (MH "Predictive Validity") OR (MH "Sensitivity and Specificity") ) OR ( reliabil* OR valid* ) OR ( sensitivity and specificity ))

Use Policy

The Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library will provide assessment tools and outcome measures for loan to faculty, students and staff of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) with a valid University of Manitoba (U of M) Library ID. If you qualify to borrow a tool you will need to fill out and present this form to the NJMHSL Circulation staff.


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