Introduction to the Evaluation in Ayres Sensory Integration® (EASI)

Am J Occup Ther. 2018 Jan/Feb;72(1):7201195030p1-7201195030p7. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2018.028241.


Comprehensive, reliable, and valid assessment is essential for individually tailored, appropriate, and effective intervention planning and implementation. Research, education, and practice using an Ayres Sensory Integration® (ASI) approach have a long history of prioritizing comprehensive assessment. To meet the need for a set of tests that will fully evaluate the constructs of ASI with psychometrically strong, internationally appropriate, and easily accessible measurement tools, the development of the Evaluation in Ayres Sensory Integration® (EASI) has been initiated. This article introduces the EASI, describes the overarching plan for its development, and reports the results of promising preliminary analyses of discriminative validity data.

Publication types

  • Validation Study

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Occupational Therapy / methods*
  • Psychometrics*
  • Psychomotor Performance*
  • Reproducibility of Results