Research Platform  |   August 2016
Effectiveness of Somatosensory-Based Interventions for Children With Autism: A Systematic Review
Author Affiliations
  • University of New Mexico
Article Information
Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder / Evidence-Based Practice / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Prevention and Intervention
Research Platform   |   August 2016
Effectiveness of Somatosensory-Based Interventions for Children With Autism: A Systematic Review
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2016, Vol. 70, 7011515239p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2016.70S1-RP201B
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2016, Vol. 70, 7011515239p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2016.70S1-RP201B
Abstract

Date Presented 4/8/2016

A systematic review showed that massage protocols produce outcomes of improved sleep, behavior regulation, and sensory responsiveness for children with autism spectrum disorder. Other somatosensory-based interventions such as brushing protocol or weighted vests do not yet have adequate research to evaluate their effectiveness with this population.

Primary Author and Speaker: Diane Parham

Additional Author and Speaker: Rachel Goldman