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Sensory Clusters of Adults With and Without Autism Spectrum Conditions

Elwin, Marie; Schröder, Agneta; Ek, Lena; Wallsten, Tuula and Kjellin, Lars (2016) In Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders p.1-11
Abstract

We identified clusters of atypical sensory functioning adults with ASC by hierarchical cluster analysis. A new scale for commonly self-reported sensory reactivity was used as a measure. In a low frequency group (n = 37), all subscale scores were relatively low, in particular atypical sensory/motor reactivity. In the intermediate group (n = 17) hyperreactivity, sensory interests and sensory/motor issues were significantly elevated in relation to the first group, but not hyporeactivity. In a high frequency subgroup (n = 17) all subscale scores were significantly elevated and co-occurrence of hyper- and hyporeactivity was evident. In a population sample, a cluster of low scorers (n = 136) and high scorers relative to the other cluster (n =... (More)

We identified clusters of atypical sensory functioning adults with ASC by hierarchical cluster analysis. A new scale for commonly self-reported sensory reactivity was used as a measure. In a low frequency group (n = 37), all subscale scores were relatively low, in particular atypical sensory/motor reactivity. In the intermediate group (n = 17) hyperreactivity, sensory interests and sensory/motor issues were significantly elevated in relation to the first group, but not hyporeactivity. In a high frequency subgroup (n = 17) all subscale scores were significantly elevated and co-occurrence of hyper- and hyporeactivity was evident. In a population sample, a cluster of low scorers (n = 136) and high scorers relative to the other cluster (n = 26) was found. Identification of atypical sensory reactivity is important for targeting support.

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  author       = {Elwin, Marie and Schröder, Agneta and Ek, Lena and Wallsten, Tuula and Kjellin, Lars},
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  keyword      = {Adults,Autism spectrum,Cluster analysis,Sensory reactivity},
  language     = {eng},
  month        = {12},
  pages        = {1--11},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
  title        = {Sensory Clusters of Adults With and Without Autism Spectrum Conditions},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10803-016-2976-1},
  year         = {2016},
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