Now you can identify sensory processing difficulties in children as young as 2 years of age. The new Preschool edition of the popular Sensory Processing Measure lets you take an early look at overall sensory functioning as well as specific vulnerabilities that can affect learning.
8 Functional Areas
Appropriate for 2- to 5-year-olds, the SPM-P measures the same functions as the SPM:
- Social Participation
- Body Awareness
- Balance and Motion
- Planning and Ideas
- Total Sensory Systems
Within each sensory system, the SPM-P items also reveal specific problems, including under- and over-responsiveness, sensory-seeking behaviour, and perceptual problems. In addition, the items provide information on the senses of taste and smell.
Direct Comparison of Sensory Functioning at Home and Preschool
The SPM-P includes both a Home Form, completed by the parent, and a School Form, completed by the preschool teacher or care provider. Each form is composed of 75 items that are rated according to frequency of easily observable behaviours. Used together, the two forms provide a comprehensive overview of sensory processing, and they allow you to quickly compare the child’s functioning across settings.