The SIPT takes approximately four hours to administer and was developed by in 1989 by Dr Ayers herself. It measures several different aspects of praxis, including visual, tactile proprioceptive and vestibular. It is the gold standard for evaluating sensory integration and praxis in children ages 4-8.
The SPM provides information on the childs sensory processing difficulties both at home and at school. The SPM is used for children ages 5-12 and the SMP-P is for children 2-5 years old. This test only takes 15-20 minutes and is completed by the parent and teacher.
The BOT evaluates the proficiency of gross and fine motor skill performance and yields a standard gross motor composite, fine motor composite, and total battery composite. It can be administered to children ages 4 .5 – 14 .5 years old and can take anywhere from 10 minutes to one hour depending on the form used.
The DAYC-2 is a standardized assessment that is used to identify children 0-5 years old with possible delays in:cognition, communication, social-emotional development, physical development, and adaptive behavior.
1) Interview/discussion on main areas of concern
2) Appropriate standardized assessments (see question #1)
3) Analysis of strengths and limitations via detailed clinical observations
4) Standardized parent & teacher reports
5) School Visits