Rachael Benson
Administrative Assistant 
Spiral Foundation
(617) 969-4410 ext. 231


Friday, April 27 to
Sunday, April 29 2018
8:00am to 5:30pm EST


Spiral Foundation / OTA The Koomar Center
74 Bridge St.
Newton, MA 02458

Driving Directions

Course level: Intermediate to Advanced

Target Audience: Occupational therapists, OT assistants, physical therapists, PT assistants, speech and language pathologists with a background in sensory integration theory.

Domain: Performance Skills
Process: Assessment

Contact hours: This course is worth a total of 24 contact hours, or 2.4 AOTA CEUs.
Exam and Self-Study: 2.0 contact hours / .2 AOTA CEUs
SIPT Self-Study and Practice Administrations: 15 contact hours / 1.5 AOTA CEUs 
Participants can earn a total of 41 contact hours or 4.1 AOTA CEUs from this course. 

Course Completion Requirements: To receive contact hours or CEUs for this course you must attend and participate in the course activities.

Participants wishing to receive credit towards a certificate of completion for the Program of Essential Competencies in Sensory Integration MUST complete the accompanying competency exam following the course.

Occupational Therapy Practitioners/ Occupational Therapy Assistants:  The Spiral Foundation is an Approved Provider of continuing Education for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants by the American Occupational Therapy Association.  The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.  

ADA/Section 504:  If you require special accommodations, please contact us at the address above.

A Live Three Day Course

Essentials of Administration of Sensory Integration Assessments

Presented by:
Susan Curtis, MS, OTR/L

Friday, April 27 to Sunday, April 29, 2018

This course is Part Three of the five part Program of Essential Competencies in Sensory Integration. Learn more about the program HERE.

This course, building on Course 2, will introduce participants to standardized assessments of sensory integration functioning. Participants will learn how to administer the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests as well as Ayres Clinical Observations.  The course format, a combination of lecture, hands on instruction and practice, and small group discussion allows opportunities for practical learning and individualized feedback on assessment techniques.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this course participants will be able to:

  1. Administer the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests.
  2. Administer the Ayres Clinical Observations. 
  3. Identify the purpose of the subtest of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests 
  4. Identify additional observations which may be made during assessment of the SIPT and Ayres Clinical Observations.

About the Speaker: Susan Curtis, MS, OTR/L is a staff occupational therapist at OTA The Koomar Center and South Shore Therapies.  She has extensive experience in sensory integration evaluations and intervention. Over her career she has worked in a wide variety of settings with children from birth through adolescence. Susan also possesses specialized training for with infants and children with feeding issues. She has been an instructor of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests administration course for over 20 years for both Sensory Integration International and the USC/WPS Program and is also a provider for the Therapeutic Listening Program.

Prerequisites: This course is limited to occupational and physical therapy participants who have completed Courses 1 and 2 of this series, or who have completed course 1 of the WPS/USC SIPT courses and Course 2 of this series. All participants must bring with them the SIPT test manual, a stopwatch (NOT on a cell phone) and every two participants must have bring a SIPT test kit. Participants may also wish to bring highlighters.

Early Bird (register by April 2): $575
Standard (register after April 2): $600

Register Now!Cancellation Policy: No refunds except in the event the course is cancelled by Spiral. Please see here towards the bottom of the page for the Spiral Foundation's complete policy regarding cancellations and refunds. For questions, contact us at or  617-969-4410 ext 231.

Day 1 Course Schedule:

8:00 – 8:30  Registration

8:30 – 9:00  Introduction to course

9:00 – 9:45  Design Copying (DC) administration

9:45 – 10:30  Design Copying scoring

10:30 – 10:45  Break

10:45 – 12:00  Design Copying scoring continued

12:00 – 1:00  Lunch

1:00 – 1:30  Design Copying scoring continued

1:30 – 2:30  Space Visualization (SV)

2:30 – 3:15  Figure Ground Perception (FG)

3:15 – 3:30  Break

3:30 – 4:15  Motor Accuracy Test (MAC)

4:15 – 5:30  Ayres Clinical Observations


 ***    Homework – Design Copying #1


Day Two Course Schedule

8:00 – 9:00  Review of Design Copying #1 homework

9:00 – 10:15  Constructional Praxis (CPr) administration

10:15 – 10:30  Break

10:30 – 12:00  Constructional Praxis Part I scoring

12:00 – 1:00  Lunch

1:00 – 2:15  Constructional Praxis Part II scoring

2:15 – 3:00  Postural Praxis (PPr)

3:00 – 3:15  Break

3:15 – 4:00  Bilateral Motor Coordination (BMC)

4:00 – 4:30  Sequencing Praxis (SPr)

4:30 – 5:00  Oral Praxis (OPr)

5:00 – 5:30  Praxis on Verbal Command (PrVC)


  ***    Homework – Design Copying #2, Constructional Praxis


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