Structured Play Assessment (SPA)

Judy A. Ungerer, Ph.D. and Marian Sigman, Ph.D. developed the Structured Play Assessment (SPA).  The SPA is a 20-minute videotaped play interaction using 5 specified toy sets.  The SPA has demonstrated strong reliability and validity with typically developing children and with children with developmental delays.  The SPA evaluates play skills from an infantile level to pretense play skills.