Tony Bright, Kay Bittick, Bill Fleeman; Reduction of Self-Injurious Behavior Using Sensory Integrative Techniques. Am J Occup Ther 1981;35(3):167–172. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.35.3.167
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Theoretical rationale and case study information are presented for the use of a sensory integrative approach to self-injurious behavior. The program described uses sensory integrative techniques and soft restraint to reduce face hitting in a 28-year-old, nonambulatory, profoundly retarded resident. The noncontingent application of the procedures has reduced the occurrence of self-injurious behavior during treatment periods from an average of 13.1 responses per minute to an average of 1.02 responses per minute.
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