SIPT - The Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests

The Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT) measure the sensory integration processes that underlie learning and behaviour. By showing you how children organize and respond to sensory input, it helps pinpoint specific neurological problems that impact on a child’s daily functions. The SIPT can help to explain why some children do not learn or behave in the way we would expect.

Sensory integration is the neurological process by which sensations (such as from the skin, eyes, joints, gravity, and movement sensory receptors) are organized for use. Praxis is the ability by which we figure out how to use our hands and body in skilled tasks like playing with toys, using a pencil or fork and engaging in everyday self-help activities.

The SIPT It is composed 17 sub tests, which provide a comprehensive assessment of sensory processing, perception and praxis. It measures:

  • Visual perception, discrimination and processing

  • Kinesthetic perception and processing (awareness of body position, weight, or movement of the muscles, tendons, and joints.)

  • Praxis (balance, posture, accuracy of motor movements)

  • Sensorimotor (integration of information all the different senses)

Following the assessment, a detailed report is provided, which provides standardised scores that build a clear profile of your child’s strengths / difficulties. Advice and recommendations will also be provided, including a personalised programme of activities.

The SIPT can only be perfomed by SI certified therapists.

The assessment includes a detailed discussion with family, and professionals working with the child, a school visit (if appropriate) and discussion with the staff there, 1:1 direct assessment with the child (which may include standardized and non-standardized assessments and clinical observations), analysis, comprehensive report with recommendations, and feedback to the family and professionals working with the child and family.

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