A ROADMAP for Assessing Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers: The Role of the Adapted Motor Developmentalist

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  • 1 University of New Orleans
  • 2 Southeastern Louisiana University
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The ROADMAP (Role of Assessment Directed Movements, Actions, and Patterns) Model is presented, providing a plan of action for the adapted motor developmentalist (AMD) to assess the motor actions of young children. The emerging specialty area of the AMD requires new areas of proficiency, which are described in the ROADMAP Model. The model defines and describes inputs, processes, products, outputs, and outcomes as they relate to the process of assessment. The role of the adapted motor developmentalist as a key member in the inter- or transdisciplinary assessment process is discussed. Additionally, selected motor assessment instruments are suggested for use by the AMD.

Jo E. Cowden is with the Department of Human Performance and Health Promotion, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148. Carol C. Torrey is with the Department of Special Education, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA 70402.

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