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Bruininks Motor Ability Test (BMAT)

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Key information

Standardised test of gross and fine motor skills for adults


Brett D Bruininks,

Robert H Bruininks

Publication Year:


Age Range:

40 years and older


Short Form and Individual Subtests - 15 to 20 minutes; Complete Battery - 60 to 75 minutes

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An adult motor assessment adapted from a test you trust

The Bruininks Motor Ability Test (BMAT) is an individually administered, standardised test of gross and fine motor skills for adults 40 and older. It’s an adaptation of the trusted BOT™-2. The BMAT is ideal for professionals in occupational therapy and physiotherapy, nursing, human performance, and physical rehabilitation to determine if clients’ motor function issues need to be addressed before they can live independently.

The BMAT also helps you set treatment goals and monitor progress. What’s more, you can repeat administrations over the course of treatment and adjust goals as needed.

Comprehensive, stand-alone subtests

For maximum flexibility, you can administer all the subtests or focus on one or two specific motor skill areas. That’s because each subtest has the content, reliability, validity, and sensitivity to stand on its own,

Subtests include:

  • Fine Motor Integration
  • Manual Dexterity
  • Co-ordination
  • Balance and Mobility
  • Strength and Flexibility

Each subtest can be administered in as little as 15minutes and you receive three score composites:  Fine Motor, Gross Motor, and Total Motor. Also included is the Short Form that offers a quick measure of overall motor ability in just 20 minutes.

A built-in dashboard makes administration easy

An Administration Easel provides an at-a-glance dashboard with a detailed description of how to administer and score each item. Included are verbatim instructions and illustrative photos for the examiner and examinee.

Scoring that provides better insight anytime, anywhere BMAT is now available on Q-global™, Pearson’s new web-based platform for scoring and reporting.

Q global logoScoring and Reporting with Q-global

Q-global™ is Pearson’s new web based platform for scoring and reporting. It’s accessible anytime, from any computer connected to the Internet. Secure and affordable, this system helps you quickly and automatically organise information, generate scores, and produce accurate, comprehensive reports.

Two options for scoring and reporting are now available on Q-global:

  • The first option is to pay per-report. Customers who administer this assessment only a few times each year, or those who want the flexibility to pay only as the assessment is used, may prefer this option.

  • The second option is to select an "unlimited use" subscription, where one user of this assessment gets unlimited scoring and reporting for a year. This may be a better option for customers who administer this measure several times each year - and don't want to worry about keeping track of their report expenses.

Please note there is no onscreen administration due to the nature of these assessments. Scores should be manually entered in order for scores and reports to be generated. 


Price list

Manual Administration Kits

Complete kit:

Includes Manual, Administration Easel, Comprehensive Record Form (25), Comprehensive Form Examinee Booklet (25), Short Form (25), Short Form Examinee Booklet (25), Scoring Transparency, Blocks with String, Penny Pad, Penny Box, Plastic Pennies (50), Elbow Pad, Tennis Ball, Stopwatch, Red Pen, Black Marker, Adult Scissors, Hand Gripper – Blue, Hand Gripper – Green, Envelope, Numbered Half Cones (4), Sewing Board with String.
ISBN: 9780749165666
£632.40 inc VAT

Digital Scoring and Reporting

Comprehensive Form Examinee Booklets, pack of 25
ISBN: 9780749165659
£48.00 inc VAT
Q-global Comprehensive Form Report Usage
ISBN: 9780749170059
£2.40 inc VAT
Currently out of stock, available to pre-order
Q-global Short Form Report usage
ISBN: 9780749170066
£2.40 inc VAT
Currently out of stock, available to pre-order
Q-global BMAT One Year Scoring Subscription
ISBN: 9780749170042
£38.40 inc VAT


Comprehensive Record Forms, pack of 25
ISBN: 9780749165628
£55.80 inc VAT
Short Form Examinee Booklets, pack of 25
ISBN: 9780749165635
£18.00 inc VAT
Short Forms, pack of 25
ISBN: 9780749165642
£23.40 inc VAT

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