Lauren M. Little, Ashley C. Freuler, Marisa B. Houser, Lisa Guckian, Kristin Carbine, Fabian J. David, Grace T. Baranek; Psychometric Validation of the Sensory Experiences Questionnaire. Am J Occup Ther 2011;65(2):207-210. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2011.000844.
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INTRODUCTION. We evaluated the psychometric properties of the Sensory Experiences Questionnaire (Version 1; Baranek, David, Poe, Stone, & Watson 2006), a brief caregiver questionnaire for young children with autism and developmental delays used to identify sensory processing patterns in the context of daily activities.
METHOD. Caregiver questionnaires (N = 358) were analyzed to determine internal consistency. The test–retest subsample (n = 24) completed two assessments within 2–4 wk. Internal consistency and test–retest reliability were analyzed using Cronbach’s coefficient α and intraclass correlation coefficients, respectively.
RESULTS. Internal consistency for the SEQ was α = .80. Test–retest reliability for the total score was excellent, with ICC = .92.
DISCUSSION. The SEQ is an internally consistent and reliable caregiver report measure of young children’s sensory processing patterns of hypo- and hyperresponsiveness. The SEQ can be used as an early tool for identifying sensory patterns in young children with autism and other developmental disabilities.
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