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SPM™

Sensory Processing Measure

L. Diane Parham, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, Cheryl Ecker, M.A., OTR/L, Heather Miller Kuhaneck, M.S., OTR/L, Diana A. Henry, M.S., OTR/L, FAOTA, Tara J. Glnnon, Ed.D., OTR/L, FAOTA

An integrated system of rating scales that assesses sensory processing issues, praxis, and social participation


SPM™

Overview

Overview

The SPM is an integrated system of rating scales that assesses sensory processing issues, praxis, and social participation in children 5 to 12 years old. It is a multi-environment assessment of elementary school-aged children, that helps form a complete picture of children's sensory functioning at home, school, and in the community in order to support identification and treatment.

  • Supports the identification and treatment of children with sensory processing difficulties
  • Appropriate for use in a wide range of educational, clinical, and research settings
  • Easy administration, scoring, and interpretation of results
  • Multi-rater format provides a comprehensive view of a child's functioning
  • Anchored in sensory integration theory

Key Areas Measured


Key Areas Measured

  • Praxis
  • Social Participation
  • Visual
  • Auditory
  • Tactile
  • Proprioceptive
  • Vestibular Functioning

Quick Reference

Age

Age

5 to 12

Administration Type

Administration Type

Parent

Teacher

Administration Time

Administration Time

5 to 20 Minutes

Qualification Level

Qualification Level

B

Format(s)

Format(s)

Handscored

Quick Reference

Age

Age

5 to 12

Administration Type

Administration Type

Parent

Teacher

Administration Time

Administration Time

5 to 20 Minutes

Qualification Level

Qualification Level

B

Format(s)

Format(s)

Handscored

Components

Components

Normative Data

Normative Data

The SPM consists of three separate forms: Home Form, Main Classroom Form, and School Environment Form.

SPM Home AutoScore Form and SPM Main Classroom AutoScore Form

The SPM Home form is completed by the child’s parent or home-based care provider, and provides an overview of the child’s sensory functioning at home. The SPM Main Classroom form is completed by the child’s primary classroom teacher, and provides an overview of the child’s sensory functioning at school. Both forms yield eight norm-referenced standard scores. The standard score for each scale enables classification of the child’s functioning into one of three interpretative ranges: Typical, Some Problems, or Definite Dysfunction. In addition, an Environment Difference score allows direct comparison of the child’s sensory functioning between home and school environments.

SPM School Environment Form

Completed by other school personnel who work with and observe the child, the form provides an overview of the child’s sensory functioning in six school environments outside the main classroom: Art Class, Music Class, Physical Education Class, Recess/ Playground, Cafeteria, and School Bus. Each environment has its own rating sheet that can be printed as needed from an unlimited-use CD. Each Rating Sheet is interpreted using a cut-off score for the environment to which it applies. Scores at or above cut-off point indicate that the child is experiencing an unusually high number of sensory processing problems in a given environment. This form cannot be used alone, and must always be administered in conjunction with the Main Classroom Form.

The Home and Main Classroom forms were standardized on the same population—a demographically representative sample of 1,051 typically developing children from kindergarten through sixth grade. A subsample of 306 children from the standardization sample was used to establish cut-off criteria for the School Environment Form. Additional data were collected on a clinical sample of 345 children.

Pricing
Online

Online

Assess easily online from anywhere. Includes automatic scoring and report generation.

Software

Software

Requires software. Includes automatic scoring and report generation.

Handscored

Handscored

QuikScore forms are scored by hand without reports.

Starter Kits
Certification

Starter Kits

Simulations
Certification

Simulations

Kits

SPM Comprehensive Kit

SPM Manual, 25 Home AutoScore Forms, 25 Main Classroom AutoScore Forms, and School Environments Form CD

Handscored
USD: $233.00

SPM School Kit

25 Main Classroom AutoScore Forms, School Environments Form CD, Manual

Handscored
USD: $183.00

SPM Home Kit

25 Home AutoScore Forms, Manual

Handscored
USD: $145.00

Forms

SPM Main Classroom Autoscore Form

SPM Main Classroom Autoscore Form

Handscored
USD: $62.00
(Sold in packs of 25)

SPM Home Autoscore From

SPM Home Autoscore From

Handscored
USD: $62.00
(Sold in packs of 25)

Ortiz PVAT Licenses

Ortiz PVAT Licenses

Online Scoring

Online Scoring

Supplementary Materials

Supplementary Materials

Other Materials

Other Materials

SPM School Environments Form CD

SPM School Environments Form CD

Default Title
USD:
$50.00

SPM Manual

SPM Manual

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USD:
$98.00