We provide a range of occupational therapy assessment services to children, young people, adults and older adults. This includes highly specialist and detailed assessments to individualised consultation and assessment of the home, school or work place environment.
We offer assessment across the lifespan including for dyspraxia (DCD) and sensory integration/sensory processing difficulties (sometimes called sensory processing disorder or SPD).
This allows us to work with a person or their parent/carer to make specific individualised recommendations for one to one therapy or provide help and advise about sensory strategies and reasonable accommodations for home, school or work.
Sensory Processing Assessment – Individual
Initial Meeting or Pre-Assessment phone call:
A 30 minute or phone call or face to face meeting is part of what we offer to ensure that MBB is offering the right assessment and will be able to deliver the results you are looking for; a report or recommendations only or progression to individual therapy.
Assessment may include:
- Developmental, school, home and/or work history
- Structured observations – this are a set of presecribed tests, with careful clinical observation
- Unstructured observations
- Specialist Assessments eg Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT)
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About the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT)
The SIPT is a collection of 17 subtests that are designed to test various aspects of sensory processing across the lifespan – children, teenagers, adults and older adults. The tests inclide tests that can identify dyspraxia (DCD) and sensory integration/sensory processing difficulties (sometimes called sensory processing disorder or SPD). This set of tests can identify if difficulties in functioning in everyday life are a result of problems registering, processing, integrating or responding to sensory information from the proprioception, touch, balance and visual systems.
The test was originally designed for use with children between the ages of 4 years through 8 years 11 months, but is increasingly used for older young people and adults, to indicate where sensory processing difficulties may have impacted on development and ability to participate in daily life.
The SIPT is intended to be primarily a tool to diagnose sensory integration dysfunction and is used in combination with other testing and clinical observations to develop appropriate treatment plans. The SIPT requires about 2 hours to administer and is usually done over 2 sessions.
The SIPT does not require the person to make verbal responses to the test items. It does require a person is able to focus and attend and be able to follow demonstration and verbal instructions. It may not be appropriate for use with all children with sensory integration and processing dysfunction. Please contact us about alternatives to the SIPT.