AMPS Overview

Measure the quality of a person’s ADL task performance with the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS).  The AMPS will transform your occupational therapy practice by keeping you focused on occupation.
  • Use with any person over the age of 2, regardless of diagnosis
  • Includes more than 140 ADL and IADL tasks in varying degrees of difficulty
  • Standardized on an international sample of more than 250,000 people


The 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 the OTAP software to 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

Want to see a list of all the AMPS tasks?  Go to the AMPS Task Notes Generator.

AMPS In-Service Presentation

Need to give a presentation to your team about the AMPS? We have some tools to help you prepare. Download them from the Resource Center »

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