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Clinical Question

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.