Sensory integration as a basis for holistic development of children with autism

Скрипник, Тетяна Вікторівна (2017) Sensory integration as a basis for holistic development of children with autism Особлива дитина: навчання і виховання, 80 (4). pp. 24-31. ISSN 2312-2781


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This article refers to the general principles on which Sensory integration (SI) is based. Many individuals with autism have difficulty processing and integrating sensory information. These sensitivities can create great barriers to participating in daily life for those with autism and their families. As a result, interventions that address sensory difficulties are among the most requested by parents of children with autism. For the training activities success of the child with autism, we need to work out the basic structure of his mind, which are: tonic regulation, a basic sense of security and trust, as well as a sensual experience. New studies show children who received SI in addition to their other autism treatments achieved greater improvements in their ability to function in daily life than did children who received the same standard autism treatments without SI. We emphasize that we are not talking about any „sensory integration”, but of the one that is carried out for a particular child educational challenge. In this context, the important is the team work of experts and parents that implement multidisciplinary support a child with special needs (including a child with autism). SI-therapy J.Ayres is such a kind of care for children with autism. Ayres structured her intervention approach using SI-theory around principles of motor learning, the adaptive response, and purposeful activity. This involves the development of the family centered intervention plan that based on a complete evaluation and interpretation of the patterns of sensory integrative dysfunction in collaboration with significant persons in the client’s life. Our study confirmed the efficacy of perceived and purposeful SI for the positive dynamics of development of children with autism in all vitally important areas.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: children with ASD; sensory integration; adaptive response; IEP-team
Subjects: Статті у наукометричних базах > Index Copernicus
Articles in journals > Фахові (входять до переліку фахових, затверджений МОН)
Divisions: Institutes > Institute of human > Кафедра спеціальної та інклюзивної освіти
Depositing User: Лаборант Ірина Ігорівна Пурська
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2017 14:14
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2018 14:22

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