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Research Article  |   February 1990
Touch Inventory for Elementary-School-Aged Children
Author Affiliations
  • Charlotte Brasic Royeen, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, is Editor, Self Study Series, American Occupational Therapy Association, Rockville, Maryland, and a Contractor, Research and Therapy Services, 412 Ole Dirt Road, Great Falls, Virginia 22066–4202
  • Jim C. Fortune, EdD, is Professor of Educational Research and Evaluation, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia
Article Information
Assessment Development and Testing / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / School-Based Practice / Research
Research Article   |   February 1990
Touch Inventory for Elementary-School-Aged Children
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, February 1990, Vol. 44, 155-159. doi:10.5014/ajot.44.2.155
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, February 1990, Vol. 44, 155-159. doi:10.5014/ajot.44.2.155
Abstract

The syndrome of tactile defensiveness, first described by Ayres in 1964, has undergone continued study as well as related theory development. No standardized assessment for tactile defensiveness, however, currently exists. This paper presents a 26-item screening scale, the Touch Inventory for Elementary-School-Aged Children (TIE), as well as its psychometric characteristics. Normative data and precautions for proper use of the TIE are also given.