Alternative Assessments for Sensory Integration Dysfunction

Authors: High, Joy; Gough, Anna; Pennington, Donald; Wright, Chris

Source: The British Journal of Occupational Therapy, Volume 63, Number 1, January 2000 , pp. 2-8(7)

Publisher: College of Occupational Therapists

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This article describes research designed to compare the results that were obtained from assessing 14 boys aged 5-11 years using two batteries of tests for the identification of sensory integration dysfunction. The results of tests commonly used in the United Kingdom were statistically and graphically compared with the results from the Southern California Sensory Integration Tests (SCSIT), which were used as a standard measure. The research indicated that both assessment protocols provide similar diagnostic information, except for the motor domain. The Movement Assessment Battery for Children provides information on the child's level of motor function, but does not provide information on motor planning and bilateral and sequencing ability that is equivalent to that provided by the SCSIT. Further areas of research are suggested.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: January 1, 2000

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