AMPS Training Workshop

March 7- 11, 2018

The Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS) is used to measure how well a client performs familiar activities of daily living (ADL). The AMPS can be used with any client, regardless of diagnosis or age, as long as the client is at least the developmental age of 2 years and is familiar with performing some ADL tasks. There are over 125 ADL tasks included in the AMPS, from very easy self-care tasks to multi-step domestic tasks (including outdoor tasks and shopping). The AMPS has been standardized on an international sample of over 196,000 people between the ages of 2 to 100+ years.

The occupational therapist administers the AMPS by observing a client perform two familiar and relevant ADL tasks in a natural, task-relevant environment. The occupational therapist then scores the quality of 36 performance skills that the client enacted during the task performance. The occupational therapist uses our software to generate an AMPS Results Report which includes the client’s AMPS measures.

The AMPS measures represent how well the client performs ADL tasks, in terms of physical effort, efficiency, safety, and independence. These measures take into consideration the difficulty of the tasks the client performed and the unique scoring severity of the occupational therapist administering the AMPS. The occupational therapist can use a client’s AMPS measures to plan occupation-based and occupation-focused intervention, develop occupation-focused goals, and write occupation-focused documentation. AMPS measures can also be used as outcome measures — providing evidence that a client’s occupational performance changed.

Using this innovative assessment tool will expand your practice by helping you deliver more occupation-centered services.

  • Become certified in an assessment tool that focuses solely on occupational performance — our profession’s unique value.
  • Get a reliable and valid measure on how well your client is performing relevant and familiar ADL tasks.
  • Support your informal ADL observations and clinical reasoning with results of a standardized assessment.
  • Use an assessment tool that can be administered across settings, diagnoses, and ages. 

Location

TBD


Cost -  

$995 USD OTs, $750 USD OT Students covers tuition, instruction materials including the AMPS manuals set, a 3-year OTAP AMPS software license key, and data analysis and feedback afterwards for calibration. 

Earned credits -  

38.75 contact hours

Registration - Register online

Instructor

TBD

Itinerary 

Day One

Full attendance all five days is required.

8:00 – 8:30 1. Participant Registration

8:30 – 9:10 2. Introduction to the AMPS

9:10 – 9:30 Break

9:30 – 10:50 3. AMPS Administration Phases I and II – Preparing to Test a Specific

Person

10:50 – 12:00 4. Overview of Motor Skills and Adaptation Skills

12:00 – 1:15 Lunch

1:15 – 2:25 5. Case Observation: Bev, Task A-3, Motor and Adaptation

2:25 – 2:45 Break

2:45 – 4:20 6. Case Scoring: Kevin, Task F-2, Motor and Adaptation

4:20 – 5:30 7. Overview of Process Skills and Adaptation Skills

Day Two

8:30 – 9:50 1. Case Observation: Virginia, Task F-3, Process

9:50 – 10:10 Break

10:10 – 10:40 2. Interpreting the Results of an AMPS Observation and Monitoring Rater

Scoring Severity

10:40 – 12:05 3. Case Scoring: Phyllis, Task B-2, Process

12:05 – 1:20 Lunch

1:20 – 2:15 4. Discussion of Scores, Phyllis, Task B-2

2:15 – 2:35 Break

2:35 – 3:20 5. AMPS Initial Preparation

3:20 – 5:30 6. Case Scoring: Renia, Task G-2, Motor and Process

Day Three

8:30 – 8:55 1. Interpreting and Documenting AMPS Results: Renia

8:55 – 10:10 2. Establish the Client-Centered Performance Context and Problems of Occupational Performance, and Case Scoring: Joan, Task C-1, Motor and Process

10:10 – 10:30 Break

10:30 – 11:30 3. Discussion of Scores: Joan, Task C-1

11:30 – 12:20 4. Case Scoring: Joan, Task L-5, Motor and Process

12:20 – 1:35 Lunch

1:35 – 2:25 5. Discussion of Scores: Joan, Task L-5

2:25 – 3:15 6. Interpreting the AMPS Results and Planning Intervention: Joan

3:15 – 3:35 Break

3:35 – 4:05 7. Plan Live Observation: Issues of Space and Appropriate Task Challenge

4:05 – 6:30 8. Introduction to Rater Calibration and AMPS Evaluation Worksheets Calibration Case Scoring: Rosemary, Task F-9

Day Four – Calibration

8:30 – 9:50 1. Calibration Case: Chris, Task C-1

9:50 – 10:20 Break

10:20 – 11:50 2. Calibration Case: Jordon, Task P-5

11:50 – 1:05 Lunch

1:05 – 3:30 3. Calibration Case: Skip, Task A-2 and Task P-3

3:30 – 3:50 Break

3:50 – 4:30 4. Group Feedback: Skip

4:30 – 4:50 5. Validity and Reliability of the AMPS Measures

4:50 – 5:25 6. Plan for Live Observation: Rater Preparations and Case Details

5:25 – 5:30 7. Review Homework Assignmen

Day Five – Calibration

8:00 – 9:00 1. Practice Interview

9:00 – 9:40 2. Practice Setting Up the Environment

9:40 – 9:55 Break

9:55 – 12:00 3. Calibration Case: Live Observation

12:00 – 1:00 Lunch

1:00 – 1:20 4. Group Feedback: Live Calibration Case

1:20 – 3:20 5. Calibration Case Scoring

3:20 – 3:40 Break

3:40 – 4:00 6. OTAP Software: Installation, Entering Data, and Generating Reports

4:00 – 4:30 7. Rater Calibration Requirements

4:30 – 5:00 8. Returning Home – Integrating AMPS into Practice

5:00 – 5:20 9. Final Thoughts

Hotel 

TBD

Contact 

Angela Dumas
832-826-6311
courseregistration@texaschildrens.org