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We have had our son (7) assessed for his sensory processing problems and got an 8 page report. Does anyone know what this paragraph could mean, because even the OT said she doesn't understand why my son scored well on emotional responses while low on behavioural, and she said that it was unusual. Anyone here with some OT experience can explain this? (I have copied the following from his report)<br><br><i><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><b>Behavioural and Emotional Responses</b></span><br>
When children have good Behaviour and Emotional Responses, this indicates that they are using their sensory input and modulation successfully to produce appropriate responses in everyday life. Again he scored well in the areas of emotional and social response but some difficulties in behavioural outcomes of sensory processing.<br>
The difference between emotion and behaviour for him is interesting and it would be important to consider further as part of ongoing therapy ....</i><br><br>
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I don't know for sure but wouldn't the emotional/social measure his attachment to caregivers/peers and the behavioral measure something like ability to have impluse control? I would guess that a kid with straight ADHD might score like this....there's nothing that interferes with social/emotional bonding but a disorder with impulse control would affect behavior...<br><br>
I've never had an OT report done on my kid so I can't really offer more insight...<br><br>
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I think it has to do with the ability to regulate oneself. Our OT talks about self-reglation being a big piece for kids with sensory stuff. Essentially, when their sensory stuff overwhelms them, they have difficulty regulating their responses.<br><br>
So, from the evalation, it sounds like your ds does a good job of regulating his social/emotional responses, but has a hard time regulating his behavioral responses at time.<br><br>
Our OT feels that this piece often falls in place once the sensory stuff is addressed. And if it doesn't, then it can be addressed directly (The Challenging Child is a good read about this kind of thing.)
 

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I would agree with the regulation idea. It sounded to me like his responses to social/emotional situations were good, but behaviorally they did not always coincide. If you go back to the section on social responses, you should be able to see how he does with those, then look comparatively at the behavioral area.
 

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Thanks for your replies, ladies. I am so curious why she found the difference between emotional and behavioral responses "interesting". I'm dying to know if this could mean something that could point to more of an answer to this mystery.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Out of curiousity, did he have the SIPT test?</div>
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Hi Terabith,<br><br>
I've just had a look through the two 4-page reports I have and can't see "SIPT" anywhere. One of the tests was the parent and teacher's sensory profile questionnaire regarding my son, and the other was the OT assessment (where she tested him on various tasks from writing to catching a ball, entailing 2 hour long sessions). The bit I am curious about is in the sensory profile data report questionnaire.<br><br>
What is the SIPT test?
 
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