Critically Appraised Topic
What evidence exists to support the use of the Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile in intervention-planning for persons experiencing early psychosis?
Clinical Bottom Line
Though there is no direct evidence that the Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile is useful as a basis for intervention, the differences noted in processing—both via fMRI and personal accounts, support a further understanding of a person’s processing be included in their client-based treatment. As there are noted deficits with visual, auditory and olfactory systems, and social perceptions and interactions, understanding how a person is perceiving such stimuli may be helpful in planning a client’s intervention, including community and vocation-based plans.
Eaton, Victoria, "Using the Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile to develop intervention for early psychosis: Implications for occupational therapy" (2010). Mental Health CATs. 17.