Research Article  |   December 2017
Introduction to the Evaluation in Ayres Sensory Integration® (EASI)
Author Affiliations
  • Zoe Mailloux, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA, is Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA; zoemailloux@gmail.com
  • L. Diane Parham, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, is Professor, Occupational Therapy Graduate Program, School of Medicine, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
  • Susanne Smith Roley, OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA, is President, Collaborative for Leadership in Ayres Sensory Integration, Aliso Viejo, CA
  • Laura Ruzzano, MSc, OTR/L, was Student, Mrs. T. S. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, at the time of the study
  • Roseann C. Schaaf, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, is Professor and Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
Article Information
Sensory Integration and Processing / Special Section: Research Articles
Research Article   |   December 2017
Introduction to the Evaluation in Ayres Sensory Integration® (EASI)
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, December 2017, Vol. 72, 7201195030p1-7201195030p7. doi:10.5014/ajot.2018.028241
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, December 2017, Vol. 72, 7201195030p1-7201195030p7. doi:10.5014/ajot.2018.028241
Abstract

Comprehensive, reliable, and valid assessment is essential for individually tailored, appropriate, and effective intervention planning and implementation. Research, education, and practice using an Ayres Sensory Integration® (ASI) approach have a long history of prioritizing comprehensive assessment. To meet the need for a set of tests that will fully evaluate the constructs of ASI with psychometrically strong, internationally appropriate, and easily accessible measurement tools, the development of the Evaluation in Ayres Sensory Integration® (EASI) has been initiated. This article introduces the EASI, describes the overarching plan for its development, and reports the results of promising preliminary analyses of discriminative validity data.