Aug 14, 2023 | Updates

Assessment Spotlight: Sensory Processing Measure, Second Edition (SPM™-2) and SPM-2 Quick Tips

Sensory Processing Measure, Second Edition (SPM™-2) – an invaluable tool designed to provide a holistic view of sensory difficulties in diverse settings. In this blog, we’ll explore the numerous benefits of SPM™-2 and how it can be a beneficial tool in your practice.

1. Holistic View with SPM-2 Quick Tips

The SPM™-2 offers a unique advantage by providing a well-rounded perspective on sensory processing. By administering rating scales completed by various raters in the individual’s life, it ensures that sensory challenges are thoroughly assessed. Additionally, the SPM-2 Quick Tips accompany the assessment, offering targeted intervention strategies at the item level. These tips empower professionals to address sensory challenges effectively and tailor interventions to individual needs.

2. Reliable and Relevant Norms

With data drawn from 3,850 typically developing participants, ranging from 4 months to 87 years old, the SPM™-2 establishes reliable and relevant norms. These norms help in accurately interpreting and comparing an individual’s sensory processing performance with the expected developmental milestones for their age group.

3. Precise and Insightful Scores

The SPM™-2 offers a range of scoring options, including raw scores, standard scores (T-scores), percentile scores, and DIF scores. This versatility allows professionals to gain precise and insightful assessments of sensory integration and processing challenges.

4. Efficient Administration Time

In a fast-paced world, efficiency is vital. The SPM™-2 recognizes this and stands out as an assessment tool with its time-saving approach. Completing the 12 main forms can be accomplished in just 20 to 30 minutes each, while the Environment Form takes only 10 minutes. This streamlined process ensures that professionals can efficiently integrate the assessment into their practice without compromising on quality.

5. Wide Age Range

Whether you work with young children or older adults, the SPM™-2 caters to a broad age range. From 4 months to 87 years old, you can rely on this assessment to provide valuable insights into sensory processing challenges across the lifespan.

6. Incorporating Latest Research

Published in 2021, the SPM™-2 incorporates the latest research and insights into sensory processing challenges. By utilising this up-to-date tool, professionals can confidently rely on the most current information to inform their assessments and interventions.


In conclusion, the Sensory Processing Measure, Second Edition (SPM™-2) is an indispensable asset for professionals seeking a comprehensive understanding of sensory integration and processing challenges. With its reliable norms, precise scoring options, and efficient administration, the SPM™-2 offers a unique advantage in addressing sensory difficulties across diverse populations. So, upgrade your assessment toolkit today and unlock the potential for positive change in individuals facing sensory processing challenges.

Level C Qualifications Required: To ensure accurate and responsible use of the SPM™-2, Level C qualification is essential. Professionals holding a master’s degree in psychology or a related field, or a bachelor’s degree with additional training, are eligible to administer and interpret this assessment effectively.

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