Diane Parham, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Rachel Goldman, MOT; Effectiveness of Somatosensory-Based Interventions for Children With Autism: A Systematic Review. Am J Occup Ther 2016;70(4_Supplement_1):7011515239p1. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2016.70S1-RP201B.
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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
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