Research Platform
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Sensory Processing Predicts Social Responsiveness in Adults With Autism
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Kennedy Krieger Institute and Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
  • Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Article Information
Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder / Sensory Integration and Processing / Basic Research
Research Platform   |   August 01, 2019
Sensory Processing Predicts Social Responsiveness in Adults With Autism
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505105. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-RP103A
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311505105. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-RP103A
Abstract

Date Presented 04/04/19

This study evaluated the relationship between sensory processing and social responsiveness in young adults with ASD and age-matched neurotypical controls. Compared to controls, young adults with ASD had significant differences on all four quadrants of the sensory profile. However, low registration and sensory gating (the ability to filter irrelevant information) appear to be key predictors of social responsiveness.

Primary Author and Speaker: Jewel Crasta

Additional Authors and Speakers: Patricia Davies

Contributing Authors: William Gavin