Bot 2 Assessment

What is it?

What is the Bot 2 Assessment?

The Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOT-2) is an assessment tool that measures fine and gross motor proficiency. The BOT-2 is broken down into 8 different sub-tests including 53 items that focus on:

  • Balance (vestibular)
  • Balance (non-vestibular)
  • Coordination
  • Dexterity and object manipulation
  • Functional mobility
  • Gait 
  • Strength
  • Upper extremity function 

The test is tailored for school age children and young adults, and is applicable amongst the ages of 4-21 years, who have varying motor control abilities ranging from normal to mild or moderate. Each item throughout the assessment is recorded to provide a raw score, which the administrator is then able to convert into a total score. From here, the individual’s score is able to be positioned in the norm tables provided with the BOT-2, to obtain standard scores and percentile ranks for motor-area composites, confidence intervals and age-equivalents for each gross and fine motor item. 

The BOT-2 offers a range of administration options:

  1. Complete form: this is the preferred option, including all 53 testing items, as it has been found the most-reliable and comprehensive to measure motor proficiency. Testing time takes approximately 1 hour
  2. Short form: for screening or program evaluation. Testing time takes approximately 30 minutes
  3. Select composites or subtests: administered based in the individual’s needs. Time taken will vary for each individual depending on how many items need to be evaluated. 
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