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Adolescent / Adult Sensory Profile

Identify sensory processing patterns in everyday life activities

By Catana Brown and Winnie Dunn

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Age range
11 years and older
Administration time
Administration type
Individual; Q-global® administration, scoring, and/or reporting, or manual scoring

The Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile 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 and obtain information about everyday sensory experiences and the impact on behaviour in different settings.

Use for identifying and developing client awareness and strategies to optimise the desired sensory environment. Generates an individualised 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

The Adult Sensory Profile can be administered through OSA, ROSA or Manual Entry (in combination with the paper form when using Q-Global for scoring/reporting). 

Applicable for adolescents and adults with or without a diagnosed disability. A standardised instrument to measure sensory processing; promotes theory based decision making and intervention planning.

Professionals who do not have expertise or training in sensory processing should consult with an Occupational Therapist when interpreting the results of this assessment. Training in the administration and interpretation of this test is available from Pearson Clinical Assessment.

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Q-global Online Scoring and Reporting

Administration Options:
OSA - On-screen Administration
ROSA - Remote on screen Administration
ME - Manual Entry
The first time you purchase a Q-global report usage, subscription or digital asset a Q-global account will automatically be created for you.

ISBN Title User Level Price
9780150017004 Q-global Sensory Profile 2 - Summary Report
A usage includes the administration, scoring and reporting of any Sensory Profile 2 form or Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile form
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Subscriptions (for use with paper forms)

ISBN Title User Level Price
9781488694332 Q-global Sensory Profile 2 Unlimited-Use Scoring 1 Year Subscription (per user)
for generating reports for any Sensory Profile 2 form or Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile form administered using paper forms
B $45.00 Login to purchase

Hand Scoring Kits

Q-global digital resources

ISBN Title User Level Price
9780655797784 Q-global Adolescent Adult Sensory Profile User's Manual (Digital) B $242.00 Login to purchase
9780761649700 Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile Complete Kit
includes: Manual, Self-Questionnaire/Summary Reports (Pack of 25)
B $321.00 Login to purchase
9780761649717 Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile Manual B $242.00 Login to purchase
9780761649731 Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile Self-Questionnaire/Summary Reports (Pack of 25) B $111.00 Login to purchase

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Technical Information

Technical Information

Scoring and Interpretation

The quadrant scores derived from the Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile represent patterns of sensory processing as described in Dunn's (1997a) Model of Sensory Processing. Based on the intersection of two continua (neurological threshold and behavioural response/self-regulation), this model describes quadrants identified as Low Registration, Sensation Seeking, Sensory Sensitivity, and Sensation Avoiding. Each quadrant has its own score; it is possible for an individual to have any combination of scores. Some patterns that seem to be mutually exclusive (e.g., sensation seeking and sensation avoiding) may be present in the same individual.

Sample Reports

Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile Q-global Full Report


Getting the most out of the Adult and Adolescent Sensory Profile
Assess a client’s sensory preferences and learn how those preferences might be supporting or interfering with occupational functioning. 
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Interpretation of the Sensory Profile 2
This webinar is designed for clinicians who are currently using either the Sensory Profile 2 or Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile. 
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