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Autism Assessment -ADI-R
Sensory Quadrants model yields four sensory processing patterns, or quadrants:
Low Registration (High Threshold + Passive Behavior): Individuals in this quadrant may not notice sensory stimuli that others typically notice. They may seem unaware of their environment and require extra sensory input to respond.
Sensation Seeking (High Threshold + Active Behavior): These individuals enjoy intense sensory experiences and seek out additional sensory stimuli. They are often described as thrill-seekers or individuals who crave sensory input.
Sensory Sensitivity (Low Threshold + Passive Behavior): Individuals in this quadrant are easily bothered by sensory stimuli but tend not to take active steps to avoid or modify the input. They may be uncomfortable in bright lights, noisy environments, or when experiencing certain textures.
Sensation Avoiding (Low Threshold + Active Behavior): These individuals are not only sensitive to sensory input but also actively try to control their environment to limit exposure to certain sensory experiences. They may avoid crowded places, certain types of food, or clothing textures, for example.
classification system based on two factors: sensory sensitivity and behavioral responses.