Psychometric Properties of the Sensory Processing and Self-Regulation Checklist: English Version

Ivan Neil B. Gomez (Corresponding Author), Angelika Pauline Calsa, Jerika Toni Esguerra, Prince Joseph Heric Penetrante, Kenneth Porlucas, Maria Erica Santos, Carla Beatrice Umali, Cynthia Y.Y. Lai

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Background. Sensory processing supports children's development and abilities to participate in activities across contexts. Self-regulation skills may influence how children process various sensory experiences in daily life activities. The Sensory Processing and Self-Regulation Checklist (SPSRC) is a 130-item caregiver-reported checklist, covering children's essential sensory processing and self-regulation performance in daily activities. Objectives. This study examines the psychometric properties of the SPSRC (English version) in measuring the sensory processing and self-regulation abilities of children. Methods. A preliminary field testing of the SPSRC-English was conducted in a sample of n=194 children (164 without disability and 30 with a disability) to evaluate its reliability and validity properties. Results. The SPSRC-English was shown to have high internal consistency and test-retest reliability; and good discriminant, structural, and criterion validity in the sensory processing and self-regulation abilities of children with and without disability ages 4-12 years. Conclusion. The current study provides initial evidence on the reliability and validity of SPSRC-English in measuring the sensory processing and self-regulation abilities in children with and without a disability. The SPSRC-English may provide salient information supporting the understanding of sensory processing difficulties among children.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6658786
JournalOccupational Therapy International
Publication statusPublished - 22 Feb 2021

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  • Occupational Therapy

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