Sensory Profile 2

Standardised forms completed by caregivers and teachers to assess children’s sensory processing patterns
  • Author:
    Winnie Dunn
  • Year:
  • Age Range:
    Birth to 14 years and 11 months
  • Administration Time:
    10 to 15 minutes
  • Administration Type:
    Paper-and-pencil or online administration

User Level

B What is a user level?

The Sensory Profile™ 2 family of assessments provides you with standardised tools to help evaluate a child's sensory processing patterns in the context of everyday life. These significantly revised questionnaires can help you determine how sensory processing may be contributing to or interfering with the child's participation in activities. The forms are completed by caregivers and teachers, who are in the strongest position to observe the child's response to sensory interactions that occur throughout the day.


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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.


  • 9780150017004
    Q-global Sensory Profile 2 - Summary Report

    A usage includes the administration (OSA or ROSA), scoring and reporting

Subscriptions (for use with paper forms)

  • 9781488694332
    Q-global Sensory Profile 2 Unlimited-Use Scoring
    1 Year Subscription (per user) for generating reports administered using paper forms

Hand Scoring Kits

  • 9780158700007
    Sensory Profile 2 Starter Kit, Includes: Manual and 1 pack of each English form for Sensory Profile 2 (Infant, Toddler, Child, School Companion short form)

Combo Kits

  • 9780158700014
    Sensory Profile 2 and Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile Combo Kit

Additional Materials

  • 9780158700021
    Sensory Profile 2 Administration Manual
  • 9780158700038
    Sensory Profile 2 Infant Record Form Birth - 6 months (pack of 25)
  • 9780158700045
    Sensory Profile 2 Toddler Record Form 7 - 35 months (pack of 25)
  • 9780158700052
    Sensory Profile 2 Child Record Form 3:0 - 14:11 (pack of 25)
  • 9780158700069
    Sensory Profile 2 School Companion Record Form 3:0 - 14:11 (pack of 25)
  • 9780158700076
    Sensory Profile 2 Short Form 3:0 - 14:11 (pack of 25)

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Technical Information

Recommended Uses

The Sensory Profile 2 helps you:

  • Identify and document the effect of sensory processing on a child's participation at home, school, and the community
  • Contribute valuable information to a comprehensive assessment of the child's sensory strengths and challenges
  • Develop effective treatment plans, interventions, and everyday remediation strategies

Content & Administration

Using age-appropriate questionnaires, caregivers and teachers report on the child's response to sensory events throughout the day.

  • Infant Sensory Profile: Caregivers complete this form for babies from Birth–6 months.
  • Toddler Sensory Profile: Caregivers complete this form for toddlers aged 7–35 months.
  • Child Sensory Profile: Caregivers complete this form for children aged 3–14 years.
  • Short Sensory Profile: Caregivers complete this form for children aged 3–14 years. Items on this questionnaire, which are drawn from the Child Sensory Profile, are highly discriminating and provide quick information for screening and research programs.
  • School Companion Sensory Profile: Teachers complete this form for their students aged 3–14 years.

Features & Benefits

  • Offers updated content
  • Presents information on the Infant, Toddler, Child, and School Companion forms in one manual—no need to purchase separate kits
  • Reports percentiles for an additional level of analysis
  • Gives you a choice of online or paper record forms to fit with your workflow
  • Provides web-based scoring and reporting with Q-global for greater portability and ease-of-use
  • Includes enhanced reporting options to give you the confidence to take the next steps
  • Captures the child's responses to sensory experiences throughout the day, which helps shed light on factors that may be influencing the child's behaviour
  • Presents a comprehensive view of a child's responses across settings, which helps facilitate discussion between families and professionals about strategies that support the child's participation in all contexts
  • Offers you an evidence-based tool that is built on extensive evidence from the first editions of the Sensory Profile™, including international research demonstrating the usefulness of data


These links below are to a series of audio files where Winnie Dunn responds to the following questions:

Scoring and Reporting

Each form includes some combination of Sensory System, Behavioural, and Sensory Pattern scores:

  • Sensory System scores: Auditory, Visual, Touch, Movement, Body Position, Oral
  • Behaviour scores: Attention, Behavioural, Social-Emotional
  • Sensory Pattern scores: Registration, Seeking, Sensitivity, Avoiding
  • School Factor scores:
    • School Factor 1 (Supports)
    • School Factor 2 (Awareness)
    • School Factor 3 (Tolerance)
    • School Factor 4 (Availability)

Scoring and/or Reporting Options

Sensory Profile 2 is available on Q-global®: Pearson's web-based administration, scoring and reporting system. It enables you to quickly assess and efficiently organise examinee information, generate scores, and produce accurate, comprehensive reports - anywhere, anytime, on any internet-connected device.

Assessment and Planning Report: To link findings form the questionnaires to participation at home, in school, and in the community.

Multi-rater report: Facilitating sensory processing assessment in context.

Manual Entry: Option to use paper forms to administer the questionnaires, then use the Q-global platform to score and generate reports.

Sample Reports

Occupational therapy assessments for infants and toddlers
Explore the main assessments appropriate for use with children from birth to 2.5 years of age.
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Comparing and contrasting the Sensory Profile-2 and the Sensory Processing Measure
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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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Introduction to Dunn's sensory processing framework
This webinar is designed for clinicians who are new to the Sensory Profile and Dunn’s framework, on which the tool is based. 
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Using the SPM 2 with Q-global
This webinar will guide you through the process of administering and generating reports for the Sensory Profile 2 using Q-global, including setting up client information, choosing the mode of assessment and generating both summary and full reports
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Making Sense of Pediatric Sensory Assessments Through the use of Case Studies 
Explore methods for interpreting paediatric sensory assessments and translating the findings into intervention using two case studies.
View the slides >    View the webinar >

Q-global: what is it and what does it mean for OTs?
An introduction to Q-global; Pearson's online platform for test administration, scoring and reporting. Several popular OT assessments are now available on Q-global. Learn how to access it and which assessments it can be used with, including the Sensory Profile 2. 
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Sensory Modulation & Mental Health Practice Applications
This webinar was presented in 2011 by Tina Champagne.
View the webinar >