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    gatorsmom is offline Pink Diamond level (15,000+ posts)
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    Default What does this test result mean?

    We recently received the test results for my 5yo, Greenbean done by our OT. As we expected, he was deficient in several areas we expected such as postural control, bilateral motor integration, reflex integration, praxis on verbal command, etc. He's made significant process with these areas, but he still will qualify for therapy to improve them.

    The interesting thing is that the two tests he has taken so far show him to be score very high with "Visual form constancy" and "visual figure ground." His therapist commented that she has never worked with someone with scores that high.

    This result is so encouraging for me and for him. He has been working hard but struggling with so many things and he seems so dejected when he can't perform as well as other children. I would really like to understand better what this ability is that he has and find ways for him to use it. I'd really like to understand what professions he would excel at with this kind of ability. I'd like to work with him to help HIM understand his gifts. But I dont' really understand what they are.

    If it helps, Greenbean took the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) as well as the DeGangi-Berk Test of Sensory Integration (TSI) and tested 131 for Visual Form constancy and 142 for Visual Figure Ground which ranked him in the 98th ad 99th percentiles respectively. thoughts? Its all Greek to me.

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    o_mom is offline Pink Diamond level (15,000+ posts)
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    This seemed to have a good explanation of those measures:

    It's more about when there are problems with it, but I would think it would be just the reverse for him. I would focus on the activities they say build these skills, but bump him up in age range. So for example, it talks about Legos/Knex - give him something harder than what you would expect for his age. Oragami with progressively harder models. I Spy or Where's Waldo are probably strengths.

    Something like this game might be good:
    Last edited by o_mom; 10-16-2013 at 03:27 PM.
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