Peabody Developmental Motor Scales | Second Edition

  • M. Rhonda Folio
  • Rebecca R. Fewell

Peabody Developmental Motor Scales | Second Edition (PDMS-2) combines in-depth assessment with training or remediation of gross and fine motor skills of children from birth through 5 years.

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  • PDMS-2 Complete Kit (Print)
    076161821X Qualification Level B

    Includes Manual (Print), Peabody Motor Activities Program Manual (Print), Illustrated Guide to Administering and Scoring (Print), Profile/Summary Forms (Print), Examiner Record Booklets (Print), 25 Examiner/Record Forms (Print), 25 Profile Forms (Print), Peabody Motor Development Chart (Print), Manipulatives, Sturdy Storage Box

    WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.


  • PDMS-2 Record Forms Qty 25 (Print)
    0761618236 Qualification Level B


  • PDMS-2 Profile/Summary Forms Qty 25 (Print)
    0761618503 Qualification Level B



Publication date:
Age range:
Birth through age 5
Qualification level:
20-30 minutes for each motor-related subtest or 45-60 minutes for entire assessment
Standard Scores, Percentile Ranks, and Age Equivalents

Product Details

PDMS-2 is a revision of the original Peabody Developmental Motor Scales from 1983.


  • Access three composite scores: Gross Motor Quotient, Fine Motor Quotient, and Total Motor Quotient.
  • Helps facilitate the child's development in specific skill areas with the Peabody Motor Activities Program (P–MAP), which is included in the kit.
  • Contains new normative data representative of the current U.S. population.


This early childhood motor development program contains six subtests that assess the motor skills of children.

  • Reflexes: The subtest measures a child's ability to automatically react to environmental events.
  • Stationary: The subtest measures a child's ability to sustain control of his or her body within its center of gravity and retain equilibrium.
  • Locomotion: The subtest measures a child's ability to move from one place to another. The actions measured include crawling, walking, running, hopping, and jumping forward.
  • Object Manipulation: The subtest measures a child's ability to manipulate balls. Examples of the actions measured include catching, throwing, and kicking.
  • Grasping: The subtest measures a child's ability to use his or her hands.
  • Visual-Motor Integration: The subtest measures a child's ability to use his or her visual perceptual skills to perform complex eye-hand coordination tasks such as reaching and grasping for an object, building with blocks, and copying designs.