The participants were intially screened by the occupational therapist for inclusion based on clinical testing through the use of the somatosensory component of the Southern California Sensory Integration Tests (SCSIT
) (Ayres, 1972), tactile sensitivity reported in a parent questionnaire, information gathered during a parent interview, and clinical observations of the child's response to touch during play.
While there are other tools, e.g., the Southern California Sensory Integration Test (SCSIT
), and Clinical Observation and Chinese Sensory Profile, the publisher stopped selling SCSIT
after the development and standardization of the SIPT.