What is low registration sensory processing?

The term “low registration” is used in the sensory processing literature and is clearly defined by Dunn (2007) as a pattern of sensory processing where the individual has a high threshold to sensory experiences and does not notice or detect changes in sensory situations at the same rate of others.

How do you explain sensory profile results?

The most accurate way to describe the sensory system scores is by simply using the words more than and less than others. Remember, the sensory scores are a combination of seeking, avoiding, registration, and sensitivity items, and thus cannot be underresponsive or overresponsive in their summary scores.

What does sensation avoiding mean in sensory profile?

Sensory avoiding: What it is and how it looks Most sensory avoiders are oversensitive (this may be referred to as “hypersensitivity”). They experience sensory input more intensely than the average person, and they avoid it because it’s overwhelming to them. Kids who sensory avoid may seem timid.

What are the school factors on the sensory profile?

Each of the forms includes some combination of Sensory System, Behavioral, and Sensory Pattern scores. The School Companion Sensory Profile yields School Factor scores: Supports, Awareness, Tolerance, and Availability. Caregiver questionnaires are all available in Spanish.

What does definite difference in sensory profile mean?

A child with a Definite Difference Score in this pattern misses sensory input at a higher rate than others. This means the child is under-responsive to sensory stimuli or input or they are responding in accordance with the threshold.

Can you be low registration and sensory sensitive?

LOW REGISTRATION: Like sensory seekers, those with low registration have a high need for sensory input in order to respond. However, they are passive in the process and don’t seek out input.

Can you be both sensory seeking avoiding?

A child may also have sensory seeking behaviors with one sensory system or avoiding behaviors or under-responsive behaviors with a different one. It important to address a child’s sensory avoiding, sensory seeking, and under-responsive behaviors when we are looking at sensory processing.

Can you have sensory processing disorder without autism?

However, the reverse is not true. Most children with SPD do not have an autistic spectrum disorder! Our research suggests that the two conditions are distinct disorders just as SPD and ADHD are different disorders. Appropriate intervention relies upon accurate diagnosis.

What is the short sensory profile used for?

The Short Sensory Profile is a 38-item caregiver questionnaire and score sheet designed for use in screening and research protocols. The items on the Sensory Profileare grouped into three major sections: sensory processing, modulation, and behavioral and emotional responses.

What are the components of the sensory profile?

The items on the Sensory Profileare grouped into three major sections: sensory processing, modulation, and behavioral and emotional responses. The Sensory Profile Caregiver Questionnaire, Summary Score Sheet, and Short Sensory Profilehave been translated into Spanish.

What is the sensory profile supplement?

The Sensory Profile Supplement offers the latest research available on sensory processing. This resource provides general information about sensory processing and problem solving strategies supported by clinical reasoning, along with expanded cut scores and quadrant cut scores.

Do sensory profile factors predict sensory processing problems in children without disabilities?

Because the Sensory Profile factors in these children without disabilities are similar to patterns observed in children with various disabilities, it may be that some sensory processing problems are related to intensity or duration of behaviors as they begin to interfere with functional performance in daily life.