Sensory Processing in Autism
Author: Karen Harpster, OTR/L, MOT
The goal of this continuing education program is to provide OTs with information regarding sensory processing in individuals with autism spectrum disorders. After you study the information presented here, you will be able to —
- Define sensory processing and its prevalence in the autism population.
- Demonstrate an understanding of evidence that supports sensory processing deficits in autism.
- Describe the assessment tools available to OTs to measure sensory processing in autism.