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 perferences 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.
See the benefits of having a parent of a child with sensory processing difficulties complete the Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile, by reading this real-world example, case study.
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 continua (neurological threshold and behavioral 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.
Administration, Scoring and Reporting Options
The Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile is now available on Q-global®: Pearson’s web-based administration, scoring, and reporting platform. It enables you to quickly assess and efficiently organise examinee information, generate scores, and produce accurate, comprehensive reports—anywhere, anytime, on any internet-connected device.
Choice of on-Screen administration (a secure link is sent to the rater to complete the questionnaire on any internet enabled device) or manual entry (use paper forms to administer the questionnaires, then use the Q-global system to score and generate reports).
Q-global Sample Report for the Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile >