New Study Tests Sensory Integration Therapy For Children With Autism

An interesting article was posted recently regarding sensory therapy for kids with autism.  Sensory integration therapy uses play to teach children with autism to tolerate sound, touch and other potentially challenging sensory experiences.  This occupational therapy technique has been used in practice but has not been tested or validated.  A recent study in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders has found that sensory therapy may be beneficial to children on the spectrum.  This study suggests that significant progress can be made in significantly less time and could be a beneficial part of a treatment plan in addition to traditional services for children with autism.  Click Here to read the entire article in Autism Speaks.