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Adolescent / Adult Sensory Profile™

Key information

Identify sensory processing patterns and effects on functional performance


Catana Brown,

Winnie Dunn

Publication Year:


Age Range:

11 years and older


Individual - untimed

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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 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. 

Administration, Scoring and Reporting Options


Q global logoThe 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 >


Price list

Manual Administration Kits

Complete kit:

Includes user's manual and 25 self-questionnaire/summary reports
ISBN: 9780761649700
£184.80 inc VAT
Currently out of stock, available to pre-order


ISBN: 9780761649717
£110.00 inc VAT


Self-questionnaire/summary reports, pack of 25
ISBN: 9780761649731
£55.20 inc VAT
Currently out of stock, available to pre-order

Q-global® Web-based Administration, Scoring and Reporting

Adolescent Adult Sensory Profile Q-global User’s Manual

ISBN: 9780749115616
£117.00 inc VAT
Q-global Sensory Profile 2 Summary report (a usage includes the administration, scoring and reporting of any Sensory Profile 2 form or adolescent/adult sensory profile form)
ISBN: 9780150017004
£3.60 inc VAT

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