ERIC Number: EJ1059000
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
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Toward a Best-Practice Protocol for Assessment of Sensory Features in ASD
Schaaf, Roseann C.; Lane, Alison E.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v45 n5 p1380-1395 May 2015
Sensory difficulties are a commonly occurring feature of autism spectrum disorders and are now included as one manifestation of the "restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities" diagnostic criteria of the DSM5 necessitating guidelines for comprehensive assessment of these features. To facilitate the development of such guidelines, this paper provides an overview of the literature on sensory features in autism spectrum disorder. We summarize the literature pertaining to: terminology, current assessment practices, sensory development, and the relationship of sensory features to core symptoms of autism. The paper concludes with recommendations for clinical assessment of sensory features in Autism.
Descriptors: Perceptual Impairments, Sensory Experience, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Guidelines, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Clinical Diagnosis, Behavior Problems, Best Practices, Literature Reviews
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