The Power of Performance Skills

Recap: last time we talked about the power of performance analysis, today let’s talk about performance skills What are Performance skills? Performance skills are goal-directed actions that a person enacts when performing a task. It sounds so simple. But us occupational therapists seem to want to add more to this simple definition. Yet focusing on

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The Power of a Performance Analysis

Recap: last time we talked about two different ways to observe ADL task performance, by implementing a performance analysis or a task analysis. Today we are looking at the power of implementing a performance analysis. We occupational therapists administer a performance analysis when we need to assess a person’s performance of tasks that he or

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What is the most used ADL assessment?

I am always curious to learn what ADL assessment occupational therapists (OTs) use the most. I teach Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) certification courses in the US and abroad and when I do, I always ask what ADL assessments OTs are using the most often.  Venture a guess? The top, most popular ADL assessment

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A tour of our new website

We’ve recently updated our website with a new look and some great new features. Here’s a quick tour of what you’ll find as you look around: Resource Center We’ve compiled resources for all our assessments at the Resource Center. As a result, you can quickly find materials like score forms, sample reports, and course hosting

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What’s New at CIOTS?

This blog for starters!  Welcome! This is the place where we will update you on the latest and greatest news about our assessment tools and the OTIPM. Have you heard about our newest course offering? The Online AMPS Course is open! Being therapists ourselves, we know how hard it is to invest in professional development, especially

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