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Bruininks Motor Ability Test (BMAT) Launched
Dr. Brett D. Bruininks and Pearson Assessments have launched The Bruininks Motor Ability Test (BMAT) January 1, 2013. The BMAT is an individually administered, standardized test of gross and fine motor skills for adults. The assessment aids professionals in occupational and physical therapies, nursing, human performance, and physical rehabilitation in determining motor deficits in adults (ages 40 and older). The BMAT assesses overall motor proficiency by examining: Fine Motor Integration, Manual Dexterity, Coordination, Balance and Mobility, and Strength and Flexibility. The test is specifically designed to help professionals determine if clients'/patients' motor function issues need to be addressed before they can live independently. In addition, it can be used set rehabilitation treatment programs and monitor progress. The BMAT is an adaptation of the widely used Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency, 2nd Edition [BOT-2] (used for children ages 4 to 21).