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Research Article  |   August 1982
Correlation of the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency with the Southern California Sensory Integration Tests
Author Affiliations
  • Jenny Ziviani is a lecturer in occupational therapy at the University of Queensland, Australia
  • Anne Poulsen is a tutor in occupational therapy at the University of Queensland, Australia
  • Andrea O’Brien is a clinical occupational therapist working within the school system, Queensland Department of Health, Queensland, Australia
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Research Article   |   August 1982
Correlation of the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency with the Southern California Sensory Integration Tests
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 1982, Vol. 36, 519-523. doi:10.5014/ajot.36.8.519
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 1982, Vol. 36, 519-523. doi:10.5014/ajot.36.8.519
Abstract

Correlations between the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOTMP) and the Southern California Sensory Integration Tests (SCSIT) were studied by using test results obtained from a sample of 49 learning-disabled children. It was found that those SCSIT tests with a motor component correlated significantly with the BOTMP battery composite scores. The fine motor composite scores of the BOTMP reflected the greatest percentage of significant correlation with SCSIT tests. These results suggested that the BOTMP would be useful for screening children for referral to occupational therapy by educators. In addition, the high correlation of the BOTMP with the SCSIT motor tests indicated that the BOTMP may be appropriate for use in clinical research to evaluate the effectiveness of sensory integrative procedures in relation to motor function.