5 Contact Hours

This entry-level/refresher course provides an overview of the pediatric occupational therapy assessment, measurement, and evaluation. It provides a list of commonly used assessments and defines both the top-down and bottom-up approach to evaluation. Lastly, it provides a guide to help therapists select tests, instruments, and scales.

Audience: OT

Skill Level: Entry-level

Contact Hours: 5

The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA 

Teaching Methods: Course content includes text from, "Kids Can Be Kids: A Childhood Occupations Approach (2012)" Edited by Shelly J. Lane, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA and Anita C. Bundy, ScD, OTR, FAOTA.  Copyright 2012 FA Davis.  All Rights Reserved. Used with Permission.

Criteria for Passing: Each learner must complete all learning activities/handouts and pass a final exam to receive credit.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, each learner will be able to:

1. Define and differentiate between assessment, measurement, and evaluation.
2. Describe the purposes of assessment, measurement, and evaluation.
3. Explain the influence of context on the evaluation process.
4. Describe the differences between the top-down and bottom-up approaches to assessment, measurement, and evaluation.
5. Define terms applied to tests, assessments, and measurements.
6. Apply knowledge of assessments, and measurements in identifying appropriate instruments, tests, and scales for specific client groups.


Here is the course outline:

1. Introduction

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2. Course Objectives - The Pediatric Evaluation: A Guide for Occupational Therapists

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3. Coursework - The Pediatric Evaluation: A Guide for Occupational Therapists

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4. Course Final and Survey - The Pediatric Evaluation: A Guide for Occupational Therapists


The following certificates are awarded when the course is completed:

Certificate of Completion