Sensory Integration & Praxis Test (SIPT)

The Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT) is a battery used to test the sensory integration processes that underlie learning and behaviour. By showing you how children organise and respond to sensory input, SIPT helps pinpoint specific difficulties.

Sensory Processing Measure

The Sensory Processing Measure (SPM) captures a 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. It provides norm-referenced standard scores and within each sensory system, it offers descriptive clinical information on processing vulnerabilities, including under- and over responsiveness, sensory-seeking behaviour, and perceptual problems.

Miller Function & Participation Scales (MfunPS)

The developmental assessment tool assesses functional motor skills. It helps to link performance of functional activities to neuromotor foundational abilities

Test of Visual Perception Skills (TVPS)

The TVPS assesses visual-perceptual strengths and weaknesses.

Child Attachment and Play Assessment (CAPA)

The Child Attachment and Play Assessment (CAPA): Attachment and exploration are closely related behavioural systems. One way of activating both systems in children is the use of narrative story stems-a doll-play procedure in which the adult gives the child the beginning of a story (the stem) and asks them to finish it by “telling and showing me what happens next.” This paper presents the Child Attachment and Play Assessment (CAPA)-a new system for analysing story stems with preschool (age 3-6 years) and school-age children (7-11 years).

Meaning Of The Child (MoTC)

Meaning of the Child: The Meaning of the Child Interview (MotC) is a method of understanding the parent-child relationship though evaluating the way parents think about their child.  It makes use of a semi-structured interview in which parents talk about their child, their relationship with their child, and their parenting, which is then carefully analysed using a manualised system. The concept of the Meaning of the Child was developed by applying attachment theory and research on adult discourse (patterns of speaking about relationships) to the insights of Reder and Duncan (see 1995, 1999), whose seminal studies in the 1990’s of fatal child abuse highlighted the importance of attending to the particular psychological meaning that a child has for his or her parent(s).

The Assessment of Motor and Process Skills (AMPS)

AMPS is an observational assessment used to measure how well a child (or adult) performs familiar activities of daily living (ADL). The child completes familiar and life relevant Activities of Daily Living (ADL). They are evaluated on their effort, efficiency, safety and independence.

Sensory Profile

The Sensory Profile is a standardised tool to help evaluate a child’s sensory processing patterns in the context of home, school and community-based activities.

The forms are completed by caregivers and teachers, who have observed the child’s response to sensory interactions that occur throughout the day.

Beery-Buktenica Developmental Test of Visual-Motor Integration

The Beery VMI can be used to identify visual-motor deficits that can lead to learning, neuropsychological and behaviour problems. The Beery VMI series also provides supplemental Visual Perception and Motor Co-ordination tests. Visual motor integration can be defined as the coordination of visual perception and fine motor control. Visual motor integration allows us to use our eyes and our hands in a coordinated manner to perform tasks such as copying letters or numbers, forming shapes, copying patterns, or other tasks.

Movement Assessment Battery for Children (Movement ABC)

The Movement ABC helps to identify delay or impairment in motor development.

The Marschak Interaction Method

The Marschak Interaction Method (MIM) is a structured technique for observing and assessing the overall quality and nature of relationships between caregivers and child. It consists of a series of simple tasks designed to elicit behaviours in four primary dimensions in order to evaluate the caregivers’ capacity to:

  • Set limits and provide an appropriately ordered environment (Structure)
  • Engage the child in interaction while being attuned to the child’s state (Engagement)
  • Meet the child’s needs for attention, soothing and care (Nurture)
  • Support and encourage the child’s efforts to achieve at a developmentally appropriate level (Challenge) and the child’s ability to respond to the caregivers’ efforts

The Test of Playfulness (ToP)

The Test of Playfulness (ToP) is an assessment designed for measuring the play of individuals between the ages of 6 months and 18 years (Bundy, 2010). It is composed of 29 items that are scored following an observation of the individual’s free play in both indoor and outdoor settings.

Test of Environmental Supportiveness (ToES)

The TOES was developed to assess the extent to which elements of a particular environment support a player’s motivations for play (Bronson & Bundy, 2001).