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  • Everything you wanted to know about the BOT-3 but were NOT afraid to ask

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    Q&A with BOT-3 Product Manager, Melinda Cooper

    The BOT™-3 is nearly ready to launch! You’ve asked such thoughtful questions about the new test, so we’ve assembled the most common ones, then grouped them by topic to make it easier for you to find the answers you’re seeking.

    Links to get more information about the BOT-3 , BOT-3 Brief, and budget-stretching bundling options can be found at the end of this Q&A. Please reach out to your assessment consultant if you have questions we have not covered here.

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  • What are fundamental movement skills and why do they matter for OTs and PTs?

    by Melinda Cooper, OT, MBA Product Manager

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    If you're an occupational or physical therapist, you probably spend a lot of your day thinking, talking, and reading about motor skills. But have you ever come across the term “Fundamental Movement Skills”? Until recently, I hadn't, but it turns out there is a whole body of literature devoted to studying and discussing this construct that is, well, fundamental to children's ability to engage in play, recreation and activities of daily life. Sounds pretty relevant to what we do, right?

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  • 10 proven tips for coping with exam stress

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    It’s been years since educators were taking final exams — but few can forget the (often compounding) feelings of stress about high-stakes tests, blended with mounting excitement about the summer break to follow. But students are all too familiar with these feelings. For example, over 57% of Canadian students feel anxious about failing mathematics, which is higher than the average for Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries.

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  • How the “Science of Reading” promotes mastery of this critical life skill

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    Literacy is the cornerstone of academic achievement, career success and lifelong learning. Yet, despite its undeniable importance, access to quality reading education remains inequitable, plagued by systemic issues and barriers that can hinder educational opportunities. In many cases, a student’s success is determined by the school they attend or who governs their school board.

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  • Author Q&A with Drs. Brett and Bob Bruininks

    BOT-3 Authors: Brett D. Bruininks, PhD, Robert H. Bruininks, PhD

    Jump for joy! BOT-3 is coming soon!

    The Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency™, Third Edition (BOT™-3) is one of the most-anticipated product updates of the year, and we know you’ve got questions! We sat down with the BOT-3 authors, Drs. Brett and Bob Bruininks, to talk about customer- and research-led updates to this widely used motor skills assessment, and all the new features you can expect to see when it releases later this year.

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