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Type: Journal article
Title: Assessments of sensory processing in infants: a systematic review
Author: Eeles, A.L.
Spittle, A.J.
Anderson, P.J.
Brown, N.
Lee, K.J.
Boyd, R.N.
Doyle, L.W.
Citation: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 2013; 55(4):314-326
Publisher: Wiley
Issue Date: 2013
ISSN: 0012-1622
1469-8749
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Abbey L Eeles, Alicia J Spittle, Peter J Anderson, Nisha Brown, Katherine J Lee, Roslyn N Boyd, Lex W Doyle
Abstract: Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate the psychometric properties and clinical use of assessments of sensory processing function, within the first 2 years of life, and to identify which assessment is the most appropriate and precise in measuring the construct of sensory processing. Method: The literature was comprehensively searched, and assessments used to measure sensory processing in infancy were systematically selected and reviewed for clinical use, reliability, validity, and responsiveness. Results: Thirty‐four assessments were identified; three met the predefined inclusion criteria. All discriminative assessments, the Sensory Rating Scale, and Infant/Toddler Sensory Profile are parent‐reported questionnaires and can be administered from birth up to 3 years of age. The Test of Sensory Function in Infants is a performance‐based assessment and is suitable for infants aged 4 to 18 months. Studies evaluating the psychometric properties of these three assessments differed in the properties addressed and reported poor to adequate reliability. Interpretation: Selecting the most appropriate and precise assessment to measure sensory processing function in infancy will depend on the specific components of sensory processing that need to be evaluated, infant age, and what other sources of information are available about the infant’s development.
Keywords: Humans
Observer Variation
Reproducibility of Results
Child Behavior
Infant Behavior
Child Development
Parents
Fathers
Mothers
Psychomotor Performance
Motor Skills
Sensation
Developmental Disabilities
Motor Skills Disorders
Neuropsychological Tests
Psychometrics
Child, Preschool
Infant
Infant, Newborn
Surveys and Questionnaires
Rights: © The Authors. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology © 2012 Mac Keith Press
DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8749.2012.04434.x
Grant ID: http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/284512
http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/628371
http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1037220
http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/491309
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