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If a child is suspected to have a sensory processing disorder, one of our qualified occupational therapists can conduct an evaluation to gather more information. Evaluations typically consist of a combination of standardized testing and observations in our clinic. If a child has already received an evaluation elsewhere and is being seen for occupational therapy at Leaps and Bounds, we will accept external evaluation information



Clinical Observations

Clinical observations can be used to assess sensory processing. Observations may include a child’s response to sensory stimulation, such as balance/postural control, bilateral coordination, eye movements, strength, and endurance.

Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT)

This test evaluates sensory processing deficits related to learning and behavior problems in children from 4 years to 8 years, 11 months of age. The SIPT measures visual, tactile, and kinesthetic perception as well as motor performance. Only therapists who have completed a rigorous training course may be certified to administer the SIPT evaluation.

Miller Assessment for Preschoolers (MAP)

This comprehensive preschool assessment instrument assesses young children (2 years, 9 months through 5 years, 8 months of age) for mild to moderate developmental delays. Items provide a broad overview of a child's developmental status relative to other children the same age.

Miller Function & Participation Scales (M-FUN)

The Miller Function and Participation Scales (M-FUN) assess a child's functional performance related to school participation. The tool is designed to identify underlying neuromotor foundations through engaging, functional activities and occupations. It incorporates hands-on functional activities that appeal to children, ages 2 years 6 months to 7 years 11 months, with items that examine development in fine, gross and visual motor skills.

Sensory Processing Mesasure (SPM)

The SPM provides a more compelete picture of a child's ability to function at home, at school and in the community. It assesses sensory processing, praxis and social participation for children in elementary school.

Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration (Beery VMI)

The Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration (Beery VMI) is a developmental visual-motor screening tool comprised of 3 subtests used to assess the extent to which children ages 2 through 18 years can integrate their visual and motor skills. The Visual-Motor Integration subtest involves copying a series of developmentally sequenced geometric forms with paper and pencil. The Visual Perception subtest involves looking at a series of pictures and finding the one that matches the example. The Motor Coordination subtest consists of drawing lines through paths.

Test of Visual-Perceptual Skills, Revised (TVPS-R)

The TVPS-R determines a child’s visual-perceptual strengths and weaknesses based upon non-motor visual-perceptual testing. It divides visual-perceptual skills into the following seven domains: visual discrimination, visual memory, visual spatial-relationships, visual form-constancy, visual sequential-memory, visual figure-ground and visual closure. It can be administered to children from 4 years to 12 years, 11 months of age.

Peabody Developmental Motor Scales

The Peabody Developmental Motor Scales - II (PDMS-II) is a standardized assessment that is composed of six subtests that measure interrelated motor abilities that develop early in life. The subtests include stationary, locomotion, object manipulation, grasping, and visual-motor integration. The reflex subtest is only given to children under 12 months of age. It is designed to assess the motor skills of children from birth through 5 years of age.

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