Research Platform
Issue Date: August 01, 2016
Published Online: November 17, 2016
Updated: June 13, 2018
Effectiveness of Somatosensory-Based Interventions for Children With Autism: A Systematic Review
Author Affiliations
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of New Mexico
Article Information
Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder / Evidence-Based Practice / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Prevention and Intervention
Research Platform   |   August 01, 2016
Effectiveness of Somatosensory-Based Interventions for Children With Autism: A Systematic Review
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2016, Vol. 70, 7011515239. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2016.70S1-RP201B
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2016, Vol. 70, 7011515239. https://doi.org/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