Purpose: Extends the popular Sensory Processing Measure (SPM) down to age 2, making earlyintervention possible Ages: 2 to 5 years (excluding 5-year-olds enrolled in kindergarten, for whom the SPM is the appropriate choice) Administration Time: 15 to 20 minutes each for Home Form and School Form Format: Rating scales completed by parent and preschool teacher or day care provider Norms: Based on a nationally representative sample of 651 typically developing 2-to 5-year-olds
Now you can identify sensory processing difficulties in children as young as 2 years of age. The new Preschool edition of the popular Sensory Processing Measure lets you take an early look at overall sensory functioning as well as specific vulnerabilities that can affect learning. Within each sensory system, the SPM-P items also reveal specific problems, including under- and over-responsiveness, sensory-seeking behavior, and perceptual problems. In addition, the items provide information on the senses of taste and smell. Direct Comparison of Sensory Functioning at Home and Preschool/Day Care The SPM-P includes both a Home Form, completed by the parent, and a School Form, completed by the preschool teacher or day care provider. Each form is composed of 75 items that are rated according to frequency of easily observable behaviors. Used together, the two forms provide a comprehensive overview of sensory processing, and they allow you to quickly compare the child's functioning across settings.
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Published: 2010 Author: Home Form by Cheryl Ecker, M.A., OTR/L, and L. Diane Parham, Ph.D.,OTR/L, FAOTA School Form by Heather Miller Kuhaneck, M.S., OTR/L, FAOTA Diana A. Henry, M.S., OTR/L, FAOTA, and Tara J. Glennon, Ed.D., OTR/L, FAOTA