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The Sensory Profile 2

The Sensory Profile 2 (Dunn, 2014) is a set of norm-referenced, standardized questionnaires designed to assess the sensory processing patterns of children from birth through 14 years, 11 months.

Summary

Author (yr) Age Range (yrs) Method of Administration/Format Approx. Time to Administer Subscales
Sensory Profile 2 Dunn (2014) Birth - 15

A group of standardized questionnaires for assessing sensory processing

10–15 min.

Infant Sensory Profile: Birth to 6 months

Toddler Sensory Profile: 7 to 35 months

Child Sensory Profile: 3 to 15 years

Short Sensory Profile: 3 to 15 years

School Companion Sensory Profile: 3 to 15 years

Availability: Pearson, http://bit.ly/1xuEOjs

Research

Author (yr) Sample Size Topic(s) Addressed Outcome
Ermer & Dunn (1998) 38: Autism 61: ADHD - Age Range: 3-15 years Validity of Infant/Toddler Sensory Profile, Sensory Profile, Short Sensory Profile, Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile

Discriminant analysis: MANCOVA – 85% of items differentiated between autism and non-autism;

90% of cases correctly identified:

Disabilities vs. without disabilities – only significant discriminator: inattention/distractibility, AU/PDD vs. ADHD – discriminators: sensory seeking, oral sensory, sensitivity, fine-motor/ perceptual

Author (yr) Sample Size Topic(s) Addressed Outcome
Kientz & Dunn (1997) 32 - Age Range: 3-10 years Validity of Infant/Toddler Sensory Profile, Sensory Profile, Short Sensory Profile, Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile

82% of participants demonstrated some degree of sensory processing difficulty, Pearson’s Correlation analyses: SSP/DBC-P and SSP/VABS maladaptive behavior – strongly negatively associated, positive correlation between total SSP and VABS daily living skills

Author (yr) Sample Size Topic(s) Addressed Outcome
Watling, Deitz, & White (2001) 40 - Age Range: 3-6 years Validity of Infant/Toddler Sensory Profile, Sensory Profile, Short Sensory Profile, Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile

Factor analysis: Scores of children with autism were significantly different from those of children without autism on 8 of 10 factors

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