Cardinal Kids Therapy

Occupational Therapy & Tomatis® Sound Therapy
Personalized Care in a Personal Setting
(856) 435-6023 | 1000 White Horse Road, Suite 506, Voorhees, NJ 08043

Sensory Integration and Praxis Test

Sensory Integration and Praxis Test Cardinal Kids ProgramsThe Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) is a sophisticated and psychometrically sound assessment tool based upon the theoretical concepts and research hypotheses of Dr. Jean Ayres, Occupational Therapist, which evolved over a 40-year span of her work. The SIPT is a norm-referenced, performance-based test, which consists of 17 subtests for children ages 4 years to 8 years, 11 months. More specifically, the SIPT is a standardized method to assess praxis and the various foundational aspects of the tactile, proprioceptive, and vestibular systems that underlie irregularities often seen in learning or behavior (Ayres, 1989). Based upon the assumption that both learning and behavior are functions of the brain, the SIPT can be used as a model to help define the basis for learning and behavior disorders and help guide treatment as well as measure progress.