Welcome to the AMPS UK and Ireland website
AMPS UK and Ireland website brings information to occupational therapists about the AMPS, the School AMPS, and the ESI (Evaluation of Social Interaction), upcoming courses, follow-up Interpretation courses, Refresher courses and related material.
The Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS)
The AMPS is an innovative observational assessment that is used to measure the quality of a person’s activities of daily living (ADL). The quality of the person’s ADL performance is assessed by rating the effort, efficiency, safety, and independence of 16 ADL motor and 20 ADL process skill items, while the person is doing chosen, familiar, and life-relevant ADL tasks. There are more than 120 standardized ADL tasks. The AMPS is an ideal tool for occupational therapists who are looking for a valid and reliable assessment of the quality of a person's ADL performance.
The School AMPS
The School Version of the Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (School AMPS) was developed in response to the need for a valid, reliable, and clinically-useful evaluation tool for measuring student's quality of schoolwork task performance in typical classroom settings. The School AMPS is a naturalistic, observation-based assessment conducted in the context of a student's natural classroom setting, during his/her typical routine, while the student performs schoolwork tasks assigned by the teacher. The School AMPS is an ideal tool for occupational therapists who are looking for a valid and reliable assessment of the quality of a student's schoolwork task performance that involves no disruption of the normal classroom routine during its administration. Learn more.
Evaluation of Social Interaction (ESI)
The ESI is a relatively new dynamic observational instrument for occupational therapists who want to evaluate a person’s quality of social interaction. It was developed in response to the need for a valid, reliable, and clinically-useful social interaction evaluation tool. It can be used to evaluate well persons, or persons with any type of disability, aged 2 years and older and with any level of social interaction. The quality of the person’s social interaction is assessed by rating the social appropriateness, maturity, politeness, respect and timeliness of 27 social interaction skill items, while the person is engaged in real social interactions, with social partners the person would typically need to interact with. Learn more.
AMPS-2 Interpretation and Documentation workshops
ESI-2 Interpretation and Documentation workshops
AMPS-2 and ESI-2 are two one-day linked workshops that are intended to build on AMPS/ESI skills developed from using these evaluation tools with clients in any area of clinical practice or research. Occupational therapists attending an AMPS and/or ESI course focus mainly on administering and scoring the AMPS/ESI. Later as skills in administering the assessment increase a need to learn more about interpreting, reporting and documenting AMPS/ESI results is needed. Using the OTIPM (Occupational Therapy Intervention Process Model) these two linked one-day Workshops for AMPS and for ESI are intended to fill this gap. You will need OTAP software (or AMPS 9) and the latest edition of the AMPS/ESI manual; an OTIPM manual is supplied at AMPS-2 workshops. Learn more:
Statement of Purpose
AMPS UK and Ireland provide AMPS, School AMPS, ESI and OTIPM training courses for occupational therapists in the UK and Ireland. As a social enterprise any surplus funds are used to support education and research activities that promote the AMPS, School AMPS, ESI and OTIPM in the wider professional context.
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