Lift and Lower


  • 3 different size balls or objects


You may provide a demo and give the participant practice trials if they would like to try it before being assessed. Record the number of practice trials on their assessment sheet.

“I want you to lift the object as high as you can and bring it back down. I want you to lift the object as high as you can and lower it back down to where you started. Ready? Go now.”

Rating System 

Developing Acquired
INITIAL: Becomes acquainted with the movement task
  • Tracking strategy is absent;

  • Does not attempt to intercept object; and

  • Object is not received.
COMPETENT: Overall proficiency is depicted by the quality of the movement
  • Tracking strategy is limited; and

  • Executes strategy to intercept object mid-flight but is inefficient.
MERGING: Able to execute basic sequencing of the task
  • Elements of tracking strategy are observed;

  • Attempts to execute strategy to intercept object; and
  • Object fumbles or bobbles during interception.
PROFICIENT: Able to problem solve with present conditions
  • Tracking strategy is present;

  • Executes strategy to intercept object mid-flight; and
  • Object is received with control.

Movement Analysis Tips

  • For this task, you will want to notice the control the participant as they lift and lower the ball, as well as their ability to grasp it.
  • You will also want to notice the range of motion of the participant and whether they are able to reach full extension in their arms in the lift. 
  • Depending on the ability of the participant, they may find using a heavier or bigger ball more challenging.


Lift and Lower: Wheelchair

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