NB: Only available to Republic of Ireland clients who meet the qualification code criteria below.
Publication Year: 2002
Age Range: 11 years and older
Administration: Individual – untimed
Qualification Code: B
The Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile is designed as a trait measure of sensory processing patterns and effects on functional performance. An individual answers questions regarding how he or she generally responds to sensations, as opposed to how he or she responds at any given time. This enables the instrument to capture the more stable and enduring sensory processing preferences of an individual, providing greater understanding about why individuals engage in particular behaviours and why they prefer certain environments and experiences.
The results provide an increased awareness and understanding of sensory processing preferences not only for the client but also for the therapist, team members, family members, and others who are close to the individual.
Use in rehabilitation clinics, and education and mental health settings
Applicable for adolescents and adults with or without disability related issues. It is compatible for use in a variety of settings including education, mental health, rehabilitation clinics, community-based programmes and long term care facilities. Clinical validity studies are included on individuals with Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder.
The quadrant scores derived from the 60-question Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile represent patterns of sensory processing as described in Dunn’s Model of Sensory Processing. Based on the intersection of two continual (neurological threshold and behavioural response/self-regulation), this model describes quadrants identified as Low Registration, Sensation Seeking, Sensory Sensitivity, and Sensation Avoiding. Each quadrant has its own score; it is possible for an individual to have any combination of scores. Some patterns that seem to be mutually exclusive (e.g., sensation seeking and sensation avoiding) may be present in the same individual.
In addition, data is provided on sensory category scores of Taste/Smell, Movement, Visual, Touch, Activity Level, and Auditory; these categories are distributed throughout the quadrants
Includes user’s manual and 25 self-questionnaire/summary reports