SPM QUICK TIPS AND SPM-P QUICK TIPS (2014)
BY DIANA A. HENRY, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA
The new SPM and SPM-P Quick Tips is a collection of strategies for integrating sensory-based activities into a child’s everyday life. It’s a navigation tool to help answer the question “what’s next?” following administration of the SPM or SPM-P.
Offers a framework based on careful standardized assessment developed from observations across multiple environments
Supports practitioners in using clinical reasoning and consultation skills in the intervention process
Provides a means of measuring qualitative progress through staff responses and quantitative progress through use of the SPM or SPM-P
Uses parent- and teacher-friendly language
Offers valuable information to assist in making decisions about intervention strategies based on clinical reasoning
Includes a data recording system to monitor progress
Primary users of the Quick Tips are occupational therapy practitioners in clinical, school, and community settings who have mentored with a sensory integration (SI) expert and are trained in SI and sensory processing. These practitioners can in turn teach others how to use the Quick Tips. Parents, teachers, school personnel, and other professionals can use the strategies and techniques as long as the therapy practitioner responsible for interpreting administration results provides direction.
The Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT) measure the sensory integration processes that underlie learning and behavior. By showing you how children organize and respond to sensory input, SIPT helps pinpoint specific organic problems associated with learning disabilities, emotional disorders, and minimal brain dysfunction.
17 Tests Provide a Comprehensive Assessment
The SIPT measures visual, tactile, and kinesthetic perception as well as motor performance. It is composed of the following 17 brief tests:
1. Space Visualization
2. Figure-Ground Perception
3. Standing/Walking Balance
4. Design Copying
5. Postural Praxis
6. Bilateral Motor Coordination
7. Praxis on Verbal Command
8. Constructional Praxis
9. Postrotary Nystagmus
10. Motor Accuracy
11. Sequencing Praxis
12. Oral Praxis
13. Manual Form Perception
15. Finger Identification
17. Localization of Tactile Stimuli
The entire battery can be given in 2 hours. And any of the individual tests can be administered separately in about 10 minutes. Norms are provided for each test?based on a national sample of more than 2,000 children between the ages of 4 years and 8 years, 11 months.
Computer Scoring is Easy and Accurate
All SIPT tests are computer scored using the SIPT CD. Any combination of the 17 tests can be scored?you don’t need to administer the entire battery. For each child tested, you’ll receive a detailed report explaining SIPT results.
The Scoring CD Offers Flexibility?and a New Low Price
The SIPT CD allows you to score a partial test battery and still retain unused scoring credits. For example, each 10-use CD contains a counter with 150 credits, and each credit allows you to score one SIPT test. If you administer one test, the counter will reduce your credits by one unit. If you administer 16 tests, or the complete battery of 17 tests, the counter will reduce your credits by only 15 units. Therefore, each 10-use CD can score 10 complete test batteries or 150 individual tests. Similarly, each 25-use CD can score 25 complete batteries or 375 individual tests.
The SIPT CD gives you flexibility, immediate results, and a new low price. Look at the CD scoring packages on the next page to see how much you’ll save.
NOTE: SIPT interpretation requires professional training. Orders should indicate the name and professional qualifications of the individual responsible for SIPT use.
Includes 10-Use SIPT CD and 10 PC Answer Booklets. CD scores 10 complete test batteries or 150 individual tests. A convenient USB Activation Key is provided. Requires PC with Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP. CD-ROM drive and USB port required.