Date of Defense



Occupational Therapy


The purpose of this paper is to compare several methods of administering gross sensory evaluations (GSE), and to discuss whether they meet the criteria of a good assessment. Due to the different methods, reliability and validity may be low. This paper addresses the question of whether or not gross sensory evaluations meet the criteria for being a good, reliable evaluation, by reporting discussions of factors affecting GSE quality, surveying GSE methods, and summarizing the author's perceptions of GSE quality based on methods reviewed. Good assessment must have certain basic characteristics. Validity, reliability, and standardization are important characteristics of a good assessment.

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Honors Thesis-Campus Only