Sensory Processing Disorder & Autism


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How is sensory processing disorder (SPD) defined?

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1. How do people with SPD react to the world?

2. What percentage of people with autism also have a sensory processing problem?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The questions in this quiz will measure your understanding of autism and SPD. To do well on the quiz, you'll need to be familiar with the SPD controversy. There are five short multiple-choice questions in the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Here's what you'll be tested on:

  • Definition of sensory processing disorder (SPD)
  • How people with SPD react to the world
  • Percentage of people with both autism and a sensory processing problem
  • How autism and SPD relate as separate disorders
  • Controversy that kept SPD out of the latest version of the DSM

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how autism and SPD relate as separate disorders and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about sensory processing disorder (SPD)
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how people with SPD react to the world

Additional Learning

Be sure to check out the related lesson titled Sensory Processing Disorder & Autism. You'll learn more about this topic, including:

  • Positional relevance
  • Need for external sensations to feel safe
  • Diagnosis on the autism spectrum
  • Over-sensing and under-sensing