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Bruininks Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficency-2 (BOT-2)
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Supplemental: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Exploratory: Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)-Pediatric (4-12 years) and Sport-Related Concussion (SRC)
Short Description of Instrument
The Bruininks Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency-2 (BOT™-2) (Bruininks and Bruininks 2005) consists of 8 subtests of motor proficiency, including fine motor precision, fine motor integration, manual dexterity, bilateral coordination, balance, running speed and agility and upper-limb coordination. Normative data are available for four composite scores and an overall motor proficiency score.
The test is administered with game-like tasks that require 15-20 minutes (short form) or 45-60 minutes (complete battery) to complete.
Standard scores have M=50, SD=10.
Comments/Special Instructions
SCI-Pediatric-specific: Fine motor can be done from wheelchair level. All gross motor items require ambulation.
Bruininks RH & Bruininks BD. (2005). Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency Second Edition (BOT™-2). Retrieved 24 February, 2015, from
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SCI-pediatric-specific reference: There have been no studies in children with SCI.


Document last updated June 2020