TheraPediatrics of Rhode Island


  • Comprehensive Assessment

          2 to 4 hours of direct testing

          Includes test results, test interpretation, detailed write up, & written

          recommendations for school, home, and community.

          This evaluation will give you a complete picture of your child's sensory

          processing, motor, self care, emotional, and social needs.  It is ideal for

          comprehensive treatment and program planning.


  • Standard Assessment 

          45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours direct testing

          Includes test results & brief write up

          Used primarily to determine eligibility for medical based OT services and

          assist with treatment planning

  • Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) 

          2 1/2 to 4 hours of direct testing

          Additional time factored in to score

          Includes test results, test interpretation, and test summary

          Partial SIPT optional

          SIPT as part of a Comprehensive optional

          Used primarily to diagnose and treat Sensory Processing Disorder and

          patterns of sensory integration dysfunction.

Description:  The Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT), is the most comprehensive assessment of Sensory Integration. Dr. A. Jean Ayers, an occupational therapist, neurobiologist and psychologist developed this collection of tests. The SIPT tests are a culmination of over 30 years of research in the process of sensory integration.  As a clinical tool the SIPT may serve as a diagnostic tool to discover patterns of sensory integration dysfunction. This test is an excellent measure of underlying sensory processing and praxis (motor planning) deficits that may be contributing to difficulties with reading, writing, math, eye-hand coordination, gross motor skills, fine motor skills, oral motor skills, sequencing, visual-perceptual/visual motor,  tactile discrimination, & tactile perception. The test is appropriate for children 4 years, 5 months to 8 years, 11 months. Children who have learning and/or behavioral difficulties who are able to follow verbal directions are the most appropriate candidates for the SIPT.

  • Specialty Evaluation for Programs

          45 minutes to 2 hours of direct testing

          Includes test scores & test interpretation.

          Reserved primarily for children who participate in a specialty program.

          A specialty evaluation can be done as a stand alone assessment

          or in addition to a standard or comprehensive evaluation.  Specialty

          programs include Interactive Metronome (IM), Listening Interventions,

          and Vestibular-Visual Training.

  • Occupational Therapy Screening

          45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours of informal testing and observation

          Includes screening scores if appropriate & brief write up

          Used primarily as a screening tool to determine whether the child is a

          candidate for a comprehensive/ basic assessment, and services. 

          School screenings are provided at a teacher's/ school's request when

          it is suspected that a student may need services.

          Screenings can be provided to an individual or to a classroom.

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