Occupational Therapy: Cognition

Understanding of the child’s cognitive abilities is critical to establishing intervention goals and to planning therapeutic activities. The interdisciplinary nature of assessment in the cognitive domain is essential for a comprehensive, accurate understanding of a child’s abilities and limitations.

Standardized instruments commonly used by Occupational Therapists to measure sensory processing and perceptual skill components include:

  • Ross Information Processing Assessment-Primary
  • Ross Information Processing Assessment-2nd Ed
  • Sensory Profile
  • Test of Memory and Learning
  • Wide Range Assessment of Memory and Learning