Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT)
The Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests, also known as the SIPT is a collection of 17 tests that are designed to test various aspects of sensory processing. The test is designed for use with children between the ages of 4 years through 8 years 11 months. The SIPT tests motor planning (praxis) components of the vestibular, proprioceptive, kinesthetic, tactile, and visual systems. It does not test olfactory (smell) taste, auditory, or language skills. The SIPT is intended to be primarily a tool to diagnose sensory integration dysfunction and is used in combination with other testing and clinical observations to develop appropriate treatment plans when indicated. The SIPT typically requires 3 hours to administer and is given in 2 sessions. Although the SIPT does not require the child to make verbal responses to the test items, it does require that the child be able to attend for a long period of time and to follow verbal instructions well. As a result, it may not be appropriate for use with all children with sensory integration and processing dysfunction.