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Self-Regulation and Coping Across the Life Span Using the Sensory Processing Measure, Second Edition (SPM-2)
Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
Category: Events

*This event will be held live via Zoom.*

Timed Agenda
    •    6:00-6:05 Introductions and background information
    •    6:05-7:20 Presentation
    •    7:20-7:30 Questions and Answers

Event Description
The Sensory Processing Measure, Second Edition (SPM-2) is a revision and expansion of the Sensory Processing Measure (SPM; Param et al., 2007) and the Sensory Processing Measure-Preschool (SPM-P; Ecker et al., 2010), two norm-referenced assessments of sensory processing, praxis, and social participation in children. The SPM-2 expands the age range downward to include infants and toddlers and upward to include adolescents and adults, encompassing the lifespan from 4 months to 87 years. The rating forms in these new age levels, in conjunction with revisions of previously existing forms, provide measurement of sensory functioning, praxis, and social participation across the lifespan in home, school, and community environments. The SPM-2 is anchored in Ayres Sensory Integration theory. Three key dimensions of measurement are integrated into the structure of the SPM-2: assessment of sensory systems, assessment of sensory integration vulnerabilities, and assessment across multiple environments and raters.

Speaker Biography
Ashley Arnold, M.A. LSSP, NCSP is an Assessment Consultant with Western Psychological Services (WPS). She has 17 years of public-school experience, including supervising graduate students and school psychologists in several public schools in Texas. Along with service on numerous state and national committees, Ashley’s leadership positions include President of Texas Association of School Psychologists, Texas Delegate to the National Association of School Psychologists, and the Co-Chair of the NASP Assistance to States Committee. Her passions are assessment, supervision and advocating for school psychological services.

Learning Objectives
    1    Participants will identify new features of the Sensory Processing Measure, Second Edition (SPM-2).
    2    Participants will understand principles of use, psychometric properties, administration procedures, scoring, and interpretation guidance for the SPM-2.
    3    Participants will state the relevance of the SPM-2 to support the identification and treatment of those with sensory integration and processing difficulties.

Target Audience: OT, OTA, Student, All

Level of Content: Intermediate

AOTA Practice Area: Children & Youth, Productive Aging, Rehabilitation & Disability, Work & Industry

Contact Hours: 1.5

Fees: $5 MOTA members/ $30 non-members


Contact: [email protected]