Sensory-Processing-Measure-(SPM)

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sensory processing measure (spm)

Recognizing the sensory processing problems often manifest differently in different environment, this set of three integrated rating scales assesses sensory processing, praxis and social participation in elementary school children.

ITEM DESCRIPTION PRICE QTY
32844 Sensory Processing Measure (SPM) Kit
$221.00
32844M SPM Manual
$93.00
32844H SPM Home AutoScore Forms, Pk/25
$59.00
32844C SPM Main Classroom AutoScore Forms, Pk/25
$59.00
32844S SPM School Environments Form CD
$47.00

 

Provides a complete picture of a child’s sensory processing difficulties at school, at home and in the community.

  • Age Range: 5-12 years
  • Time: 15-20 minutes

Recognizing the sensory processing problems often manifest differently in different environment, this set of three integrated rating scales assesses sensory processing, praxis and social participation in elementary school children. It is useful to psychologists, teachers, social workers, counselors, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech/language pathologists and nurses.

Firmly grounded in sensory integration theory, the SPM provides norm-reference, standard scores for two higher integrative functions–praxis and social participation–and five sensory systems:

  1. Visual
  2. Auditory
  3. Tactile
  4. Proprioceptive
  5. Vestibular Functioning

Within each system, the SPM offers descriptive clinical information on processing vulnerabilities, including under- and over-responsiveness, sensory-seeking behavior and perceptual problems.

  • The Home Form (75 items) is completed by the child’s parent or home-based care provider.
  • The Main Classroom Form (62 items) is completed by the child’s primary classroom teacher.
  • The School Environment Form (10-15 items per environment) is completed by other school personnel who work with, and observe, the child.

Home and Main Classroom Forms yield eight parallel standard scores:

  1. Social Participation
  2. Vision
  3. Hearing
  4. Touching
  5. Body Awareness
  6. Balance and Motion
  7. Planning and Ideas
  8. Total Sensory System

Scores for each scale fall into one of three interpretive ranges:

  1. Typical
  2. Some Problems
  3. Definite Dysfunction

The School Environment Form (unlimited-use CD) looks at functioning in six school environments:

  1. Art Class
  2. Music Class
  3. Physical Education Class
  4. Recess/Playground
  5. Cafeteria
  6. School Bus

Each environment has its on rating sheet, which can be printed and distributed to raters as needed. Each rating sheet is interpreted using a cut-off score for the environment to which it applies.

Comprehensive, Clinically Rich and Psychometrically Sound

  • The Home Form and Main Classroom Form were standardized on a demographically-representative sample of 1,051 typically-developing children in Grades K-6.
  • For the Home Form, scale scores, internal consistency (a) estimates ranged from .77 to .95 (median= .85), and test-retest reliability estimates ranged from .94 to .98 (median= .97).
  • For the Main Classroom Form scale scores, internal consistency estimates ranged from .75 to .95 (median= .86) and test-retest reliability estimates ranged from .95 to .98 (median= .97).

A subsample of 306 children from the standardization sample was used to develop scores and establish cutoff criteria for the School Environments Form. The School Environments scores yielded internal consistency values ranging from .82 to .91 (median= .89). A separate sample of 345 children receiving occupational therapy intervention was used to verify that the SPM scales can differentiate typical children from those with clinical disorders. In addition, factor analysis and correlational studies provided evidence for the validity of the scale scores. Studies reported in the Manual document that the SPM differentiates typical children from those with clinical disorders.

The SPM Kit includes a Manual, the School Environments Form CD, and 25 each of the Home AutoScore Forms, and Main Classroom AutoScore Forms.

NEW Sensory Processing Measure-Preschool (SPM-P) now available for ages 2-5 years!