Discriminant validity of the sensory profile in Australian children with autism spectrum disorder

Brown, Ted, Leo, Monica and Austin, David W. 2008, Discriminant validity of the sensory profile in Australian children with autism spectrum disorder, Physical and occupational therapy in pediatrics, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 253-266, doi: 10.1080/01942630802224983.

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Title Discriminant validity of the sensory profile in Australian children with autism spectrum disorder
Author(s) Brown, Ted
Leo, Monica
Austin, David W.ORCID iD for Austin, David W. orcid.org/0000-0002-1296-3555
Journal name Physical and occupational therapy in pediatrics
Volume number 28
Issue number 3
Start page 253
End page 266
Total pages 14
Publisher Informa Healthcare
Place of publication New York, N. Y.
Publication date 2008
ISSN 0194-2638
Keyword(s) autism spectrum disorder
sensory profile
sensory processing
occupational therapy
Summary Objective. The discriminant validity of the Sensory Profile was evaluated by comparing the sensory processing scores of Australian children, 5 to 8 years of age, diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to a control group of children with typical development matched for age and gender. Method. Twenty-six parents of children with ASD and 26 parents of typically developing children without ASD completed the Sensory Profile. Sensory Profile category, factor, and quadrant scores were compared using multivariate analysis to investigate if there were differences between the two groups. Results. The results indicated that the children with ASD had significantly lower sensory processing scores on all fourteen categories, eight out of nine factors, and all four quadrants of the Sensory Profile. Conclusion. The results also provide evidence of discriminant validity of Sensory Profile scores between children with ASD and children with typical development. In addition, the study findings indicate that the Sensory Profile can be used with confidence in cross-cultural contexts, such as Australia.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/01942630802224983
Field of Research 179999 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2008, Informa Healthcare
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