Sensory Processing Measure (SPM)

Gain a complete picture of children's sensory functioning at home, at school, and in the community

By L. Diane Parham, Cheryl Ecker, Heather Miller Kuhaneck, Diana A. Henry and Tara J. Glennon

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Year
2007
Age range
5 to 12 years
Administration time
15 to 20 minutes
Administration type
Individual
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Overview

With the Sensory Processing Measure (SPM), you can obtain a complete picture of children’s sensory functioning at home, at school, and in the community. Recognizing that sensory processing problems often manifest differently in different environments, this set of three integrated rating scales assesses sensory processing, praxis, and social participation in primary school children. The assessment’s unique multi-environment approach allows you to see, for example, why a child who functions well in a highly structured classroom may have problems in a more relaxed setting.

Firmly grounded in sensory integration theory, the SPM provides norm-referenced standard scores for two higher level integrative functions — praxis and social participation — and five sensory systems — visual, auditory, tactile, proprioceptive, and vestibular functioning. Within each system, it offers descriptive clinical information on processing vulnerabilities, including under- and over responsiveness, sensory-seeking behaviour, and perceptual problems.

Three Forms

The SPM consists of three forms:

  • Home Form
  • Main Classroom Form
  • School Environments Form
     

The Home Form (75 items) is completed by the child’s parent or home-based care provider. The Main Classroom Form (62 items) is filled out by the child’s primary classroom teacher. The School Environments Form (10 to 15 items per environment) is completed by other school personnel who work with and observe the child.

Items & Pricing
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SPM Kits

Complete Kit

ISBN Title User Level Price
9314994234404 Sensory Processing Measure Comprehensive Kit Includes: 25 Home AutoScore Forms, 25 Main Classroom AutoScore Forms, School Environments Form CD and Manual B $332.00 Login to purchase
9314994236934 SPM School Kit Includes: 25 Main Classroom AutoScore Forms, School Environments Form CD and Manual B $260.00 Login to purchase
9781922021090 SPM Home Kit Includes: 25 Home AutoScore Forms and Manual B $213.00 Login to purchase

Combo Kit

ISBN Title User Level Price
9314994238655 SPM Combo Kit Includes: SPM Comprehensive Kit and SPM - Preschool Kit B $541.00 Login to purchase

SPM Additional Materials

ISBN Title User Level Price
9314994234909 SPM Home Autoscore Form (Pack of 25) B $105.00 Login to purchase
9314994234916 SPM Main Classroom Autoscore Form (Pack of 25) B $105.00 Login to purchase
9314994239454 SPM School Environments Form CD B $66.00 Login to purchase

SPM Additional Materials - Quick Tips

ISBN Title User Level Price
9781488694233 SPM/SPM-P Print Quick Tips B $211.00 Login to purchase
9781488694240 SPM Print Quick Tips B $106.00 Login to purchase
9781488694257 SPM-P Print Quick Tips B $105.50 Login to purchase

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Webinars

Comparing and contrasting the Sensory Profile-2 and the Sensory Processing Measure
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Introducing the SPM and SPM-P Quick Tips
A webinar for clinicians who use the Sensory Processing Measure (SPM) and/or the Sensory Processing Measure Preschool version (SPM-P). 
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Sensory Modulation & Mental Health Practice Applications
This webinar was presented in 2011 by Tina Champagne.
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