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Assessment Tools: Adolescent/adult sensory profile : user's manual

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Adolescent/adult sensory profile : user's manual

Author: Catana Brown 

Summary: The adolescent/adult sensory profile is designed to promote self-evaluation of behavioral responses to everyday sensory experiences. It provides a standard method for professionals and individuals to measure and to profile the effect of sensory processing on functional performance.


  • Enables clients to evaluate themselves through the use of a Self-Questionnaire.
  • Evaluate the possible contributions of sensory processing to the client's daily performance patterns.
  • Obtain information about everyday sensory experiences and the impact on behavior in different settings.
  • Use for identifying and developing client awareness and strategies to optimize the desired sensory environment.
  • Generates an individualized profile of sensory processing across four quadrants: low registration, sensation seeking, sensory sensitivity, and sensation avoiding.
  • Reproducible charts provide an intervention matrix across the quadrants and six sensory processing categories
  • taste/smell processing
    • movement processing
    • visual processing
    • touch processing
    • activity level
    • auditory processing
  • Useful in a variety of settings, school systems, mental health, vocational programs, rehab clinics, wellness centers, community based programs, and long term care facilities.
  • Applicable for adolescents and adults with or without disability related issues.
  • A theory-based instrument to measure sensory processing; promotes theory based decision making and intervention planning.

Library Record:   Call # WM 145 B877a 2002 ATOOLS (Reserve Desk)

Population For individuals 11-65+ years of age

Scoring: Quadrant scoring based on Dunn's Model of Sensory Profiling
Completion time    (Hal)  


  • 1 manual
  • 1 self questionnaire 



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