TABLE 1: Term Definitions of A/ASP Quadrants.


Sensory Sensitivity “Represents behaviors in accordance with a low neurological threshold.  Distractibility, difficulty screening stimuli, and discomfort with sensation characterize this quadrant.”


Sensation Avoiding “Counteracting a low neurological threshold, sensation avoiding includes behaviors that limit exposure to stimuli.”


Low registration “Low registration reflects responses in accordance with a high neurological threshold.  This quadrant includes a disregard of or slow response to sensation.”


Sensation Seeking “Sensation seeking is a counteractive response to high neurological threshold and encompasses pleasure derived from rich sensory environments and behaviors that create sensation.”


Brown, Tollefson, Dunn, Cromwell, & Filion,  2001, p. 76.