OBJECTIVE. This article documents the convergent validity of the Sensory Profile (SP) and the Sensory Processing Measure (SPM)-Home Form for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). METHOD. Parents of 34 children with ASD between ages 5 and 8 yr filled out both measures. Through correlations, x2 tests, and levels of agreement between classifications, the results for the SP and the SPM-Home Form were compared. RESULTS. The raw scores were correlated for some sensory domains (hearing, vision, touch, and proprioception) and for social functioning. The classifications showed a significant level of agreement for most scales (ks 5 .247-.589, p ≤ .05) and for the total scores (k 5 .324, p ≤ .01). CONCLUSION. This study provides further evidence of convergent validity between both tools. The SPM- Home Form identifies more children with ASD who present with sensory features for every domain measured by both tools.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Occupational Therapy