NB: SUPERSEDED BY: SPM-2
Publication Year: 2007
Age Range: 5 to 12 years
Administration: 15 to 20 minutes
Qualification Code: B
With the Sensory Processing Measure (SPM), you can now get a complete picture of children’s sensory functioning at home, at school and in the community.
Recognising that sensory processing problems often manifest differently in different environments, this set of three integrated rating scales assesses sensory processing, praxis and social participation in school children 5-12 years old. The assessment’s unique multi-environment approach lets you see, for example, why a child who functions well in a highly structured classroom may have problems in a more relaxed setting.
Firmly grounded in sensory integration theory, the SPM provides norm-referenced standard scores for two higher-level integrative functions -praxis and social participation – and five sensory systems – visual, auditory, tactile, proprioceptive, and vestibular functioning.
Within each system, it offers descriptive clinical information on processing vulnerabilities, including under and over-responsiveness, sensory-seeking behaviour, and perceptual problems.
The SPM consists of three forms:
- Home Form
- Main Classroom Form
- School Environments Form
The Home Form (75 items) is completed by the child’s parent or home-based care provider. The Main Classroom Form (62 items) is filled out by the child’s primary classroom teacher. And the School Environments Form (10 to 15 items per environment) is completed by other school personnel who work with and observe the child.