The vision for this new comprehensive test of sensory integration and praxis is a low cost or free, assessment tool that can be accessed world-wide and that provides internationally normed results, housed in a carefully designed database that can be accessed for research purposes. Field testing and pilot testing is underway with projections to begin normative data collection in 2018 and publication in 2020. Numerous volunteers in many countries are assisting with this process. Visit the Ayres2020 website for more information. (https://sites.google.com/site/2020asivision/home)
What are some of the priorities for a new test?
What would we want to test and how might we test these functions?
Dr. A. Jean Ayres provided a strong foundation for understanding sensory integration and praxis constructs and how to assess sensory integrative functions in children. Drawing on over 50 years of factor analyses that validated the complexity of relationships of these constructs and the way they impact performance, we are able to move quickly forward with the design of the new tests in the following areas:
A performance measure that elicits sensory responses in several sensory areas that will be analyzed along with caregiver reports on existing questionnaires.