SAND - Sensory Assessment for Neurodevelopmental Disorders

By Paige M. Siper, PH.D & Teresa Tavassoli, PH,D

Purpose: Directly examines sensory hyperreactivity, hyporeactivity, and seeking behaviors (i.e. unusual sensory interests) across visual, tactile, and auditory modalities

Age: 2-12 yrs

Time: 20 minutes for interview and observation

Qualification Level: 

Well-researched, evidence-based instrument accurately identifies presence of clinically significant sensory symptoms commonly observed in children with autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders.

  • Useful in comprehensive ASD diagnostic process
  • Aids in treatment planning to target specific symptoms
  • Useful for the evaluation of response to interventions
  • Quantitative measure for research purposes
  • Observation and Interview together increases scope of symptom evaluation compared with one source alone
  • Multiple scoring options, including cutoff scores for each scale, along with probabilities, and ability to adjust cutoff criteria based on the purpose of the assessment (e.g., diagnostic vs. screening) 

Features

  • First clinician-administered observational assessment and corresponding caregiver interview for quantifying sensory symptoms
  • Directly examines sensory hyperreactivity, hyporeactivity, and seeking behaviors (i.e. unusual sensory interests) across visual, tactile, and auditory modalities
  • Keeping with gold-standard autism assessment practices, combines a clinical observation with caregiver interview
  • Not dependent on verbal ability—appropriate for use in profoundly affected populations
  • Low cost and low burden tool that can be used by clinicians across a variety of disciplines.

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Get a complete summary of sensory symptoms and preferences

SAND Scales
  VISUAL TACTILE AUDITORY
HYPERREACTIVITY Visual Hyperreactivity Tactile Hyperreactivity Auditory Hyperreactivity
HYPOREACTIVITY Visual Hyporeactivity Tactile Hyporeactivity Auditory Hyporeactivity
SEEKING Visual Seeking Tactile Seeking Auditory Seeking


36100
SAND KIT

SAND KIT

SAND Kit contains  everything  you need to administer a full sensory reactivity assessment, including: Manipulatives Manual with...

£595.00

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SAND RECORD FORMS

SAND RECORD FORMS

SAND Record Forms, Pk/25 Qualification Level:  C 
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