Occupational Therapy Hand Skills Quick Screen / Guided Data Collection

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Do you ever find yourself evaluating a student and wishing you had a form to document hand skills? HERE IS YOUR FORM! This is 3 pages and includes 9 separate categories of hand skills. This includes questions for skilled observations (ie: When using tool that requires open web space, can they maintain open web space? Can the child isolate their index finger to point or explore items? Can the child isolate their thumb for finger play or thumbs up?) As you can see by these sample questions, this looks at hand skills, over functional activities.

•This is intended as a printable data sheet (3 pages total) for you to use to check off information to help to organize your data when observing or during play based assessments. Questions include checking yes / no / N/A (if not appropriate) and if the items are consistent or inconsistent. If you check “no” and the skill should be developmentally appropriate, this may be an area of further investigation. This DOES NOT include activities to test each skill, nor does it give the developmental level for each item. This form goes over basic hand skill categories including:

1.ROM / Strength

2.Thumb web space

3.In hand manipulation

4.Hand dominance / crossing midline

5.Hand arches

6.Radial / ulnar separation

7.Grasping patterns

8.Bilateral skills

9.Individual finger control

This packet also includes a supplemental / freebie of my own personal chart that I use for collecting data. This can be used as an example, but you may need to make your own depending on your data collection methods.

I want you to be happy with this product, so only buy and download if you understand what is included! This is ONLY focused on hand skills and should be use to collect information. This is not a complete listing of every hand skill that you can look at. Before leaving a review, if you find something missing, or would like something added, email me: EmpoweringOT@gmail.com

DISCLAIMER: By downloading my free or paid files, you agree that these activities are not intended to replace the advice of a physician or occupational therapist. Information provided should not be used for diagnostic or training purposes. Please speak with your physician or OT if you have questions. Stop any activity if you are unsure about a child’s reaction or ability. You agree to not post these downloads on any websites or share them with others. Please purchase additional license if this is for more than one user.

This is recommended for developmental age of prek –3rd grade. This is most applicable to these grade levels or if your students have the developmental age of these grade levels.

Not ALL tasks will be relevant to each grade.

This is perfect to help guide discussions with teachers, staff and other personnel who work with students.

This is perfect for general education students but also students with Autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, ADD, sensory processing disorder, and other special needs. This can be used with general education, RTI, MTSS, special education, school psychologist, school counselor, occupational therapy OT, speech language pathology SLP, and social work SW.

I am a school occupational therapist who has a doctorate in occupational therapy. I work closely with special education and general education staff adapting material. This is where I get my inspiration for this material. I have used my materials with a variety of children with different disabilities including learning disabilities, dyslexia, autism, sensory processing disorder, ADD, ADHD, visual impairments, deaf/hard of hearing, cerebral palsy, down syndrome and more.

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