- a significant relationship between degree of sensory processing impairment and level of problem behavior
- a weak relationship between sensory processing and adaptive behavior
- level of sensory impairments was not correlated with level of cognitive ability
- 26% of children who scored >1 standard deviation below the mean on the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Composite did not have sensory differences according to the Short Sensory Profile.
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References: helley O’Donnell, Jean Deitz, Deborah Kartin, Theresa Nalty, and Geraldine Dawson. Sensory Processing, Problem Behavior, Adaptive Behavior, and Cognition in Preschool Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders. Am J Occup Ther September 2012 66:586-594; doi:10.5014/ajot.2012.004168