ERIC Number: EJ792459
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
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The Relationship between Sensory Processing Patterns and Behavioural Responsiveness in Autistic Disorder: A Pilot Study
Baker, Amy E. Z.; Lane, Alison; Angley, Manya T.; Young, Robyn L.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v38 n5 p867-875 May 2008
Sensory processing (SP) difficulties have been reported in as many as 95% of children with autism, however, empirical research examining the existence of specific patterns of SP difficulties within this population is scarce. Furthermore, little attention has been given to examining the relationship between SP and either the core symptoms or secondary manifestations of autism. In the current study, SP patterns in children with autistic disorder (AD) were investigated via a caregiver questionnaire and findings were correlated with the social, emotional and behavioural responsiveness of participants. Results indicated the presence of specific SP patterns in this sample of children with AD and several significant relationships were found between SP and social, emotional and behavioural function.
Descriptors: Autism, Cognitive Processes, Questionnaires, Emotional Response, Behavior Patterns, Correlation, Child Caregivers, Developmental Disabilities, Children, Child Development
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