Balance Scale- paediatric ( Modified Berg’s)

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Assessment of functional balance skills Outcome measure

Assesment Type


Patient Group

Cerebral Palsy | Other

Age Group

Children (3-12 years) | Adolescents (13-17 years)

ICF domain

Activity & Participation

Area of assessment

Activities of Daily Living | Balance and co-ordination

Key description

14 point test
Reliability / validity;
test-retest reliability (ICC=0.998) and good interrater reliability (ICC=0.997)
Valid when used with children diagnosed with CP
Strengths / weaknesses;
Can be used with Children with cerebral palsy but ceiling effects for some GMFCS level I children




Equipment required

Adjustable height bench Chair with back support and armrests Stopwatch or watch with a second hand Masking tape (1 inch wide) Step stool 6 inches in height Chalkboard eraser Ruler or yardstick

Training required


Considerations & references

Children aged 5-15 years with mild to moderate motor impairments

 References/ Links

Score sheets available from APCP Link needed
Pediatric Balance Scale: A Modified Version of the Berg Bala...

Time to complete
Simple language easily translatable.



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