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Lang, R;O'Reilly, M;Healy, O;Rispoli, M;Lydon, H;Streusand, W;Davis, T;Kang, S;Sigafoos, J;Lancioni, G;Didden, R;Giesbers, S
2012
July
Sensory integration therapy for autism spectrum disorders: A systematic review
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PERVASIVE DEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS SELF-INJURIOUS-BEHAVIOR OCCUPATIONAL-THERAPY WEIGHTED VESTS LEARNING-DISABILITIES FUNCTIONAL-ANALYSIS SPECIAL-EDUCATION SINGLE-SUBJECT CHILDREN INTERVENTION
Intervention studies involving the use of sensory integration therapy (SIT) were systematically identified and analyzed. Twenty-five studies were described in terms of: (a) participant characteristics, (b) assessments used to identify sensory deficits or behavioral functions, (c) dependent variables, (d) intervention procedures, (e) intervention outcomes, and (f) certainty of evidence. Overall, 3 of the reviewed studies suggested that SIT was effective, 8 studies found mixed results, and 14 studies reported no benefits related to SIT. Many of the reviewed studies, including the 3 studies reporting positive results, had serious methodological flaws. Therefore, the current evidence-base does not support the use of SIT in the education and treatment of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Practitioners and agencies serving children with ASD that endeavor, or are mandated, to use research-based, or scientifically-based, interventions should not use SIT outside of carefully controlled research. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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1750-9467
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10.1016/j.rasd.2012.01.006
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