- Ages: 5 to 12 years
- Administration Time: 15-20 minutes for each of the three forms
- Norm-referenced: standard scores
- SPM Complete Kit includes: 25 Home AutoScore Forms; 25 Main Classroom AutoScore Forms; School Environments Form CD; and Manual. (2010)
- Qualification Level: B
Sensory Processing Measure (SPM) provides a complete picture of a child's sensory processing difficulties at school and at home. This unique assessment is the first to show how sensory processing problems manifest in various settings. The SPM includes 3 rating forms: Home Form (completed by the child's parent or home-based care provider; Main Classroom Form - filled out by the child's primary classroom teacher; School Environments Form - completed by other school personnel who work with and observe the child.
These forms provide norm-referenced standard scores for two higher-level integrative functions: praxis and social participation, and five sensory systems – visual, auditory, tactile, proprioceptive, and vestibular. With each system, the SPM also offers descriptive clinical information on processing vulnerabilities, including under- and over- responsiveness, sensory seeking behavior, and perceptual problems.
The Home and Main Classroom Forms yield eight parallel standard scores:
- Social Participation
- Body Awareness (proprioception)
- Balance and Motion (vestibular function)
- Panning and Ideas (praxis)
- Total Sensory Systems
Standards scores for the SPM are based on a nationally representative sample of 1,051 children. Additional data was collected on a clinical sample of 345 children.