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Research Article  |   July 1990
An Overview of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests
Author Affiliations
  • Zoe Mailloux, MA, OTR, is Director of Administration and Practice at the Ayres Clinic, 1514 Cabrillo Avenue, Torrance, California 90501. She is also Adjunct Instructor in the Occupational Therapy Department, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
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Sensory Integration and Processing / Research
Research Article   |   July 1990
An Overview of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 1990, Vol. 44, 589-594. doi:10.5014/ajot.44.7.589
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 1990, Vol. 44, 589-594. doi:10.5014/ajot.44.7.589
Abstract

This paper reviews the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT) (Ayres, 1989b), including its history and development, standardization, reliability, validity, and interpretation. Based on decades of theory development and earlier standardized tests, the SIPT represents a sound assessment tool for the evaluation of sensory integration and praxis in children. The SIPT’s implications for the field of occupational therapy are important and widespread. This article serves as an introduction to other papers in this issue that have used the SIPT as a research tool.