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Sensory Processing at Home Versus School in Children with Autism

Sensory Processing at Home Versus School in Children with Autism

Sensory Processing at Home Versus School in Children with ASD Do you find that children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) experience higher levels of sensory dysfunction at home or school?  Recent research investigated sensory processing at home versus school in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  Each of the participants (41 children with ASD and 38 […]

10 Essential Elements of an Effective Sensory Integration Session

10 essential elements of a sensory integration session

10 Essential Elements of an Effective Sensory Integration Session There are many factors that are part of an effective sensory integration session.  To start off with you need a qualified, experienced pediatric occupational or physical therapist to provide a comprehensive evaluation.  The physical environment should be set up with the proper equipment if needed.  Communication […]

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Sensory Integration Therapy and Occupational Performance in Children with Autism

Sensory Integration Therapy and Occupational Performance in Children with Autism

Sensory Integration Therapy and Occupational Performance in Children with Autism OTJR: Occupation, Participation, and Health published research investigating sensory integration therapy and occupational performance in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).   Thirty-one, 3-8 year old children, with ASD participated in the study with 16 receiving sensory integration therapy and 15 placed in a control group.  Each child […]

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Sensory Processing and Pretend Play

Sensory Processing and Pretend Play

Sensory Processing and Pretend Play The American Journal of Occupational Therapy published research on sensory processing and pretend play in 42 typically developing children ages 5-7 years old.  Each child was assessed with the Child Initiated Pretend Play Assessment and the Home and Main Classroom forms of the Sensory Processing Measure (SPM). The results of the […]

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Developmental Coordination Disorder and Sensory Processing

Developmental Coordination Disorder and Sensory Processing

The British Journal of Occupational Therapy published research on children with developmental coordination disorder and sensory difficulties to examine the co-occurrence of developmental coordination disorders and sensory processing and integration difficulties. Data was collected by reviewing the records of 93 children who were diagnosed with developmental coordination disorder (ages 5-12) and who were evaluated with […]

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Sensory Profiles of Children in the General Population

Child: Care,Health and Development published research on sensory profiles of children in the general population.  The cross-sectional study used a large sample of 3-14 year old children (n = 1132) gathered from a larger study of the reliability and validity of the Sensory Profile 2nd Edition.  The community sample included children with and without developmental conditions.  The researchers […]

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Sensory Behaviors in Children with Autism at Home

Recent research examined atypical sensory and repetitive behaviors in children with autism spectrum disorder through video recording observations to determine the influence of environmental factors.  The participants included 32 children with autism spectrum disorder (2–12 years of age) engaging in sensory and repetitive behaviors during home activities.  Using the video recording, behavioral coding was used to […]

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7 Simple Tips to Help Students Process Sensory Information

Have you ever been in a classroom as an adult?  Wow, they can be chaotic, loud and overwhelming for anyone.  The days of students sitting in the desks quietly working are over.  Cooperative learning, alternative seating arrangements and group projects have turned the classroom environment upside down.  On one hand it is a constant learning […]