Abstract

Correlations between the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency (BOTMP) and the Southern California Sensory Integration Tests (SCSIT) were studied by using test results obtained from a sample of 49 learning-disabled children. It was found that those SCSIT tests with a motor component correlated significantly with the BOTMP battery composite scores. The fine motor composite scores of the BOTMP reflected the greatest percentage of significant correlation with SCSIT tests. These results suggested that the BOTMP would be useful for screening children for referral to occupational therapy by educators. In addition, the high correlation of the BOTMP with the SCSIT motor tests indicated that the BOTMP may be appropriate for use in clinical research to evaluate the effectiveness of sensory integrative procedures in relation to motor function.

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