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Autistic Disorder: Sensory Patterns vs. Behavior Responses

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When the phrase “sensory processing pattern” is coupled with behavioral responses in autistic disorder, one might agree that the two belong together. Not knowing much about autistic disorder, yet very interested in the topic, I found it fascinating that some sensory processing (SP) difficulties have a high correlation with the behaviors of autism, while other SP difficulties have been found to have little to do with the disorder. This can be seen in the study that was conducted in 2007 which was published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. The article, The Relationship between Sensory Processing Patterns and Behavioral Responsiveness in Autistic Disorder: a Pilot Study, investigated the correlation between sensory processing patterns and the social, emotional and behavioral receptiveness of autistic children. (Baker, Lane, Angley, & Young, 2007).
To understand the study, we must first understand what sensory processing pattern means and how it can be related to the behaviors of autistic disorder. Sensory processing is the way that our sensory information is administered in our brains. It is how our brain takes the information given to it via visual, auditory, or spatial and responses accordingly. However, it has been hypothesized that those who have been diagnosed with autism do not respond the typical way, a way that will not disrupt their daily life, when dealing with sensory processing patterns.
Certain patterns that can be seen while observing
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