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.
Comprehensive Kit includes 25 Home Autoscore Forms, 25 Main Classroom Autoscore Forms, School Environments Form CD, Manual. School Kit includes 25 Main Classroom Autoscore Forms, School Environments Form CD, Manual. Home Kit includes 25 Home Autoscore Forms, Manual.