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Research Article  |   October 1980
Effects of Sensory Integration Treatment on the Low-Achieving College Student
Author Affiliations
  • Jennifer Kay Burgess Angelo, M.A., OTR, is Clinical Instructor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Sensory Integration and Processing / Features
Research Article   |   October 1980
Effects of Sensory Integration Treatment on the Low-Achieving College Student
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, October 1980, Vol. 34, 671-675. doi:10.5014/ajot.34.10.671
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, October 1980, Vol. 34, 671-675. doi:10.5014/ajot.34.10.671
Abstract

Twelve college-age students who had either a low grade point average or visual perceptual problems were provided a program of sensory integration activities to determine whether sensory integration therapy would affect their academic performance. Selected reading tests were administered to establish a pre-test baseline. The students were then given a sequenced program of sensory integration activities designed to stimulate the vestibular system. After a 14-week period, reading tests were again administered.

Test results indicate a statistically significant improvement in reading skills and support the use of sensory integration therapy for individuals with difficulty learning at the college level.