Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency | Third Edition

The Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency™, Third Edition (BOT™-3) is a versatile and comprehensive measure of gross and fine motor skills for children and young adults.


Publication date:
Summer 2024
Age range:
4:0 – 25:11
Qualification level:
Completion time:
Complete Form: 50–90 minutes, Fine Motor Form: 25–45 minutes, Gross Motor Form: 25–45 minutes
Paper and pencil or Digital via Q-global®
Complete, Fine Motor, Gross Motor, Digital
Scoring options:
Q-global or manual scoring
Report options:
Comprehensive report

Product Details

Enhanced assessment of motor skills is a hop, skip, and a jump away

Now with updated norms and improved digital utility!

The BOT-3 measures a broad array of fine and gross motor skills. Eight core subtests and one supplementary subtest allow for in-depth assessment of motor abilities and identification of areas of relative strength.

With the BOT-3, you can:

  • Assess the motor development and proficiency of individuals from school age to early adulthood, ranging from those who are typically developing to those with mild to moderate motor challenges
  • Support diagnosis of motor impairments
  • Inform further evaluation, goal-setting, and interventions
  • Develop and evaluate motor training programs

Core subtests

  • Fine Motor Precision: includes untimed activities that require precise control of finger and hand movement
  • Fine Motor Integration: requires the examinee to reproduce drawings of various geometric shapes of increasing complexity
  • Manual Dexterity: uses timed, goal-directed activities that involve reaching, grasping, and bimanual coordination with small objects
  • Upper Limb Coordination: consists of activities designed to measure visual tracking with coordinated arm and hand movement, such as catching, dribbling, and throwing a ball
  • Bilateral Coordination: contains tasks requiring body control, and sequential and simultaneous coordination of the upper and lower limbs
  • Balance: evaluates fundamental balance skills that are integral for maintaining posture when standing or walking
  • Strength: measures trunk and upper and lower body strength
  • Dynamic Movement: assesses running speed and agility

Supplementary subtest

  • Extended Balance: involves more advanced balance skills using a balance beam

Features of the BOT-3

Occupational therapists, physical therapists, developmental adaptive physical education teachers, diagnosticians, and special education professionals appreciate the BOT-3 for its:

  • Engaging, game-like tasks
  • Large, clear pictures in the administration easel and optional demonstration videos that help examinees better understand the activities you need them to perform
  • Supplementary Extended Balance subtest to assess higher-performing individuals (requires Balance Beam not included in kit but available separately)
  • Separate fine motor and gross motor kits available
    • The fine motor kit includes subtests for: Fine Motor Precision, Fine Motor Integration, Manual Dexterity, and Upper-Limb Coordination
    • The gross motor kit includes subtests for: Bilateral Coordination, Balance, Extended Balance, Dynamic Movement, and Strength (Balance Beam required for Extended Balance)

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