Structured Observations of Sensory-Motor Integration (SOSI-M) and Comprehensive Observations of Proprioception (COP-R)

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This course covers the theory, administration, scoring, and interpretation of the Structured Observations of Sensory-Motor Integration (SOSI-M) and the Comprehensive Observations of Proprioception (COP-R). The SOSI-M is an assessment for children between 5 and 14 years of age based on Dr. Ayres’ clinical observations standardized scores in a national sample (USA) and with numerous pilot studies in more than 6 countries.  The SOSI-M includes 14 observations that allow therapists to expand their field of action in the diagnosis of sensory-motor problems in children and pre-adolescents. The COP-R is an observation-based instrument that includes the analysis of 18 items and is one of the first instruments to measure proprioception in the clinical setting. Both instruments allow therapists to obtain and report additional results in the areas of postural control, motor planning, and vestibular and proprioceptive processing. In this course the authors will guide participants in the administration, scoring and clinical interpretation of the results obtained with both instruments. This course must be passed with 75% on a multiple-choice exam.

Course objectives

  • Describe the theoretical foundation of all the items and measurements of the SOSI-M and the COP-R
  • Relate the findings of both instruments to other standardized tests commonly used in clinical practice in children with sensory processing problems.
  • Administer all items of the SOSI-M and COP-R using standardized procedures
  • Convert the general scores of the SOSI-M and the COP-R into more valid scores for the interpretation of items, scales and total score
  • Apply a clinical reasoning model and plan intervention based on the findings of both instruments.


  • List structured clinical observations that help assess sensory processing.
  • Describe the specific aspects measured by each observation.
  • Demonstrate and administer the SOSI-M following standardized procedures.
  • Interpret the results of the SOSI-M and COP-R in conjunction with other assessment tools.
  • Discuss the results of clinical observations and how they improve unstructured observations.

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