Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile

Sensory Profile Adult/Adolescent

Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile® helps measure sensory processing patterns and effects on functional performance. An individual answers questions regarding how he or she generally responds to sensations, as opposed to how he or she responds at any given time.

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Sensory Profile 2 Q-global Scoring Subscription 3 Year (Digital)
QG3SP2 Qualification Level B

For generating reports for any Sensory Profile 2 form or Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile form administered using paper forms. Includes unlimited scoring per user within an account.




Publication date:
Age range:
11 years and older
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Completion time:
Classification system based on normative information

Product Details

Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile is useful in a variety of settings and offers a research-based, family-centered approach to sensory processing, from birth to geriatric.


  • Understand the complexities of a client’s sensory processing.
  • Gather critical sensory information related to home, school, and work, and evaluate possible contributions of sensory processing to the client's daily performance patterns.
  • Design strategies for managing daily life.
  • Understand how a parent’s sensory ability can impact a child with sensory difficulties.
  • Identify and develop a client’s awareness and strategies to optimize the desired sensory environment.


The Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile includes 60 items (15 items for each quadrant). These quadrants cover the sensory processing categories of Taste/Smell, Movement, Visual, Touch, Activity Level, and Auditory.

  • Generates an individualized profile of sensory processing across the four quadrants.
  • Quadrant scores represent patterns of sensory processing as described in Dunn's (1997a) Model of Sensory Processing.
  • Reproducible charts provide an intervention matrix across the four quadrants and six sensory processing categories.
  • A theory-based instrument to measure sensory processing.
  • Non-intrusive, easy to administer and score.

Sample Reports

The following sample report is available.



Get Sensory Profile training!

Are you new to using Sensory Profile? Perhaps you’ve been using it for a while and need some guidance on getting the most out of it. Either way, this new training is for you! We've taken the most frequently asked questions about interpreting the Sensory Profile and created a training module that teaches you a system and structure for understanding the test scores and using them to inform your clinical reasoning. It includes an overview of Dunn's sensory processing framework, on which test scores are based, and explains how clinicians can translate theory to practice by interpreting test data in light of participation strengths and challenges. The importance of addressing sensory processing differences within the context of occupational performance will be highlighted in case studies. Two on-demand training sessions are available. One offers 0.3 AOTA CEs and one does not offer CEs. Please review the item descriptions to choose the session you'd prefer.

At the end of the training, you will be able to:

  • Analyze the meaning of different score patterns within the context of everyday life
  • Interpret Sensory Profile test data to identify the impact of sensory processing patterns on participation – in terms of both strengths and challenges
  • Use the Sensory Profile data to drive evidence-based intervention planning

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The following resources are available for Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile.



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When should I use the Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile?

You should use the Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile when you suspect that sensory processing issues may be impacting functional performance in everyday activities (e.g., self-care, family relationships, bonding, job satisfaction/performance, school performance).

Is it appropriate to administer the Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile on individuals with severe disabilities?

Yes; if you administer the test to someone who has difficulty completing a self-report, you may adapt the administration procedures to allow a caregiver to answer the questions. You may even offer the respondent significant assistance offering extensive clarification or repeated examples, probing repeatedly to elicit answers to facilitate his or her completion of the instrument. However, if you adapt the administration procedures, you may not use the classification system based on comparative results using standardized procedures. You may, however, use your clinical judgment to assist in your understanding of the individual's sensory processing patterns and design intervention strategies that incorporate your understanding.

Why would an older adult need to be evaluated regarding sensory processing?

You may wish to look at the impact sensory processing has on their daily life. The completion of the Self-Questionnaire results in an increased awareness and understanding of an individual's sensory processing preferences, not only for that individual but also for the professional who administers the measure, team members, family members, and others who are close to the individual. The information gained from the Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile will enable you to conduct more informed intervention planning, taking into consideration the individual's particular preferences.


I recently purchased the Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile and noticed that there were no section scores; how can I determine what sensory systems contribute most to the individual's performance differences?

Pattern Grids provide information on the sensory systems (e.g., visual, auditory, movement). By examining the item scores and how they are clustered, you can get a more detailed picture of an individual's sensory processing preferences.