Peabody Developmental Motor Scales


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Peabody Developmental Motor Scales

(pē'bŏd″ē, pē′bĭ-dē″),

PDMS; PDMS-2

A standardized performance test of gross and fine motor development for infants and children. The PDMS is suitable for newborns, infants, and children up to 6 years of age. Subtests include reflexes, stationary, locomotion, object manipulation, grasping, and visual-motor manipulation. The PDMS-2 includes both subtests and training and remediation programs.
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CELF= Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals, GFTA= Goldman Fristoe Test of Articulation, VMPAC= Verbal Motor Production Assessment for Children, PDMS= Peabody Developmental Motor Scales, VMI= Developmental Test of Visual Motor Integration, PEDI= Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory, PCSA= Pictorial Scale of Perceived Competence and Social Acceptance.
When the original Peabody Developmental Motor Scales (PDMS) (Folio & Fewell, 1983) was developed, the developers did not adhere to any specific theoretical perspective; instead, they adopted a developmental framework and built subtests and items that were based on the work of then current developmentalists.
Gross (PGM) and fine (PFM) motor development were assessed by the Peabody Developmental Motor Scales (Folio & Fewell, 1983).