Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT)
The Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT) by Dr. A. Jean Ayres, considered the “gold standard of testing for evaluating sensory integration and praxis functions” (Susanne Smith Roley, MS, OTR/L), is the most complete and flexible assessment of sensory integration available to occupational therapists. The tests measure the sensory integration processes that underlie learning and behavior. By examining how children organize and respond to sensory input, the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests help pinpoint specific organic problems associated with learning disabilities, emotional disorders, and minimal brain dysfunction. The Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests measure visual, tactile, vestibular, kinesthetic and proprioceptive perception as well as motor performance, including bilateral coordination and praxis. It is composed of 17 subtests. Norms are provided for each test, and are based on a national sample of more than 2,000 children between the ages of 4 years and 8 years, 11 months.