This introductory course in the use of Structured Observations Sensorial-Motor Integration (SOSI-M) and Comprehensive Observations of Proprioception (COP-R) covers the standardized administration of both measurement instruments. The SOSI-M is an assessment for children between 5 and 14 years of age based on the clinical observations of Dr. Ayres, with scores in a national population in the USA and with numerous pilot studies in more than 6 countries internationally. This instrument includes 14 observations that allow therapists to expand their field of action in the diagnosis of problems originating in the sensory processing of children and pre-adolescents. The COP-R, as an observation instrument, allows 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 addition, clinical reasoning and interpretation of both instruments will be discussed. This course contains synchronous sessions and asynchronous lessons.
- 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.
AT THE END OF THE COURSE, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
- 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.