EFFICACY OF SENSORY INTEGRATION THERAPY IN CHILDREN WITH AUTISM: A CASE STUDY

Debashis Rout, Sridevi Godishala, Dr. Sakti Prasad Das

Abstract


Sensory integration is an innate neurobiological process and refers to the integration and interpretation of sensory
stimulation from the environment by the brain. Sensory-based therapies are progressively more used by therapists in the
management of children with developmental and behavioral disorders. Aim of the present study is to investigate the efcacy of sensory
integration therapy in children with autism based on a case study method. The sensory integration therapy provided with tactile, vestibular,
proprioceptive, auditory, and visual experiences to the child along with home based management. Results indicated that child was improved in eye
contact, attention and concentration, tactile sensitivity was reduced, movement hypersensitity was normalized, his auditory hyper sensitivity was
reduces, helped the child to access a crowded places in a better way. Study concluded that sensory integration therapy improved the synchronized
functions of various sensory inputs in children with autism to help them in socialization and Activity Daily Living.


Keywords


Sensory Integration Therapy, Autism, Case Study, Occupational Therapy, Home based Management

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