Introduction: We evaluated the psychometric properties of the Sensory Experiences Questionnaire (Version 1; Baranek, David, Poe, Stone, & Watson 2006), a brief caregiver questionnaire for young children with autism and developmental delays used to identify sensory processing patterns in the context of daily activities.
Method: Caregiver questionnaires (N=358) were analyzed to determine internal consistency. The test-retest subsample (n=24) completed two assessments within 2-4 wk. Internal consistency and test-retest reliability were analyzed using Cronbach's coefficient alpha and intraclass correlation coefficients, respectively.
Results: Internal consistency for the SEQ was alpha = .80. Test-retest reliability for the total score was excellent, with ICC = .92.
Discussion: The SEQ is an internally consistent and reliable caregiver report measure of young children's sensory processing patterns of hypo- and hyperresponsiveness. The SEQ can be used as an early tool for identifying sensory patterns in young children with autism and other developmental disabilities.