What is Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT)?
Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (aka SIPT) is a standardized assessment tool composed of 17 subtests used in assessing sensory integration deficits and sensory processing or perception associated with a particular function. SIPT is designed to determine and understand the relationship between a child’s behavior and learning ability. SIPT covers four major areas such as motor-free visual perception (ability to discriminate form and space without the use of motor coordination in random backgrounds), somatosensory (ability to “feel” through tactile, muscle, and joint perception), praxis (ability to use hands and body to perform skilled tasks), and sensorimotor (ability to maintain balance and coordination in regards to head or body movement and position). Although SIPT is one of the widespread and effective testing instrument for children with sensory issues, it is limited to those who cannot follow directions or has serious behavioral problems.
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