Purpose: Provides a complete picture of children's sensory processing difficulties at school, at home and in the community. Ages: Ages 5 to 12 Administration Time: 15 to 20 minutes Home Form by Diane Parham, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA & Cheryl Ecker, MA, OTR/L Main Classroom Form & School Environments Forms by Heather Kuhaneck, MS, OTR/L, Diana Henry, MS, OTR/L & Tara Glennon, EdD, OTR/L Norms: Based on a nationally representative sample of 1,051 children. Additional data were collected on a clinical sample of 345 children. Benefit: This unique assessment is the first to show how sensory processing problems manifest in various settings.
The SPM includes 3 rating forms:
Home Form - completed by the child's parent or home based care provider
Main Classroom Form - filled out by the child's primary classroom teacher
School Environments Form - completed by other school personnel who work with and observe the child
These forms provide norm-referenced standard scores for two higher level integrative functions-praxis and social participation-and five sensory systems- visual, auditory, tactile, proprioceptive, and vestibular. With each system, the SPM also offers descriptive clinical information on processing vulnerabilities, including under- and over- responsiveness, sensory seeking behavior, and perceptual problems.
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