Sensory Clusters of Adults With and Without Autism Spectrum Conditions.
2016 (English)In: Journal of autism and developmental disorders, ISSN 0162-3257, E-ISSN 1573-3432Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
We identified clusters of atypical sensory functioning adults with ASC by hierarchical cluster analysis. A new scale for commonly self-reported sensory reactivity was used as a measure. In a low frequency group (n = 37), all subscale scores were relatively low, in particular atypical sensory/motor reactivity. In the intermediate group (n = 17) hyperreactivity, sensory interests and sensory/motor issues were significantly elevated in relation to the first group, but not hyporeactivity. In a high frequency subgroup (n = 17) all subscale scores were significantly elevated and co-occurrence of hyper- and hyporeactivity was evident. In a population sample, a cluster of low scorers (n = 136) and high scorers relative to the other cluster (n = 26) was found. Identification of atypical sensory reactivity is important for targeting support.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
New York, USA: Springer, 2016.
Autism spectrum, adults, sensory reactivity, cluster analysis
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-53879DOI: 10.1007/s10803-016-2976-1PubMedID: 27921201OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-53879DiVA: diva2:1055807