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Welcome to this educational
experience on sensory processing,
a critical assessment area for
autism spectrum disorder.
I am so happy to be here with you.
I am Winnie Dunn,
Distinguished Professor of occupational
therapy education at
the University of Missouri.
I am also a certified positive
psychology coach with Dunn and
Pope strengths based coaching.
I have studied the impact of people's
responses to sensory experiences in their
including the experiences of persons
who have autism spectrum disorders.
The findings about sensory processing
seem to be helpful to researchers,
professionals in practice,
families and persons on the spectrum.
This area of assessment provides unique
information about the possible reasons for
certain behaviors, and
may help us understand some of the
variability within the autism diagnosis.
When we understand the meaning of
a person's responses, we gain insights
about their experiences and how to
support them to have a satisfying life.
So let's get started.
After completion of this learning
experience, participants will:
explain the core concepts of sensory
processing from the literature; be
familiar with a growing body of
evidence about sensory processing and
ASD; recognize patterns of sensory
processing that are associated with
ASD; identify ways to assess sensory
processing status; and discover how
sensory processing concepts can be
applied in everyday life situations.
Pearson Incorporated publishes the Sensory
Profile measures discussed in this lesson,
and I am the author or
co-author of the Sensory Profile measures.
Jessica Kingsley publishes 'Living
Sensationallly: Understanding Your
Senses', which is a book written for
I am the author of this book, which
is referenced in this lesson as well.
I receive royalties for