Upon successful completion of the AMPS, School AMPS, or ESI course, the occupational therapist will be able to:
Understand the theoretical foundation for using the assessment tool to promote
- Administer, score, and interpret the assessment tool in a valid and reliable manner
- Use assessment results to plan occupational therapy interventions
- Interpret the results of a follow-up assessment to analyze the effectiveness of interventions
- Integrate the assessment tool into occupational therapy practice
Valid and reliable administration, scoring, and interpretation of the AMPS, School AMPS, and ESI requires rater training and calibration. Raters view and score video cases during the course, evaluate 10 additional people after the course, and submit their data for analysis to the Center for Innovative OT Solutions within 3 months.
We then analyze each rater’s data and determine his or her personal severity and whether the rater is scoring the assessment in a valid and reliable manner. If the analysis reveals that the rater does not demonstrate valid and reliable scoring, he or she will be asked to test an additional 10 people or, in the rare case of extreme (and invalid) rater severity, to take the course again.