Assessments are a core component of providing occupational therapy services. Assessments help with clinical decision-making, support professional opinions, and improve interventions and therapy recommendations. Let's take a look at some assessments used by occupational therapists when working with children. School Assessment of Motor and Process Skills provides a measure of schoolwork task performance assesses tasks such as cutting, writing, drawing is an occupation-focused intervention can efficiently and thoroughly assess children and youth between the ages of 3-15 Functional Independence Measure for Children (WeeFIM) assesses functional ability involving self-care, cognition and mobility measures need for assistance in six areas: self-care, mobility, sphincter control, communication, locomotion, and social participation can be administered in 15 minutes and used with children between six months and seven years of age Pediatric Activity Card Sort offers an interactive way to develop an occupational profile with youth consists of 75 photocards portraying activities and occupations for children categories include personal care, productivity, hobbies and sports can be used for children between 5 and 14 years of age Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) is an outcome measure created for occupational therapists to assess client outcomes in self-care, productivity, and leisure helps occupational therapists and clients develop occupational performance goals based on client perceptions of problem areas can be used with children as young as four years of age What assessments do you frequently use with children in your workplace setting? Comment below. Reference: Lane, Shelly J., and Anita C. Bundy. Kids Can Be Kids: A Childhood Occupations Approach. F.A. Davis, 2011.