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Occupational Therapy Includes Sensory Integration Therapy for Students with Autism

Posted: Friday, July 9, 2010 - 10:00


An occupational therapist (OT) in Brownsville Texas knew that her work with students with autism should include sensory integration therapy. She said, “Sensory integrated activities were essential in the development of a child. In a school setting, to expect a child to be writing did not make sense if the child wasn’t ready developmentally yet.” As she worked with the children, she had them complete sensory activities that included climbing into a big stretchy body sock to work arms and legs, using tweezers to pick up favorite toys to develop hand-motor control, and tracing words of objects they loved.

Read original article: Occupational Therapists and Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

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