The Peabody Developmental Motor Scales - Second Edition (PDMS-2) is an early childhood motor development program that provides both in-depth assessment and training or remediation of gross and fine motor skills.
The assessment is composed of six subtests that measure interrelated motor abilities that develop early in life, and is designed to assess the motor skills of children from birth through 5 years of age.
The PDMS-2 Profile/Summary Form enables the examiner to record the child's PDMS-2 scores and graphically display the child's performance in two formats.
First, the examiner records the child's name and calculates his or her age. Second, the PDMS-2 raw scores, percentiles, age equivalents, and standard scores for subtests and composites are recorded. Third, PDMS-2 standard scores for the subtests and composites can be plotted on the Profile section to get a gross estimate of the child's strengths and weaknesses.
Finally, each item on which the child met the criterion for mastery during testing is marked on the Profile of Item Mastery section. This enables the examiner to compare the child's performance on the items he or she has mastered with that of the normative sample.