Sensory-based intervention for children with behavioral problems: A systematic review

Wan Yunus, F., Liu, K. P. Y., Bissett, M., & Penkala, S. (2015). Sensory-based intervention for children with behavioral problems: A systematic review. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

This systematic review evaluates the effect of sensory-based interventions on children with behavioural problems. 14 studies are included in the review, 7 of which are tactile-based (such as massage therapy), 4 were proprioceptive-based, and 3 were vestibular-based interventions. Findings indicate that tactile stimulation interventions show the most evidence for reduction of behavioural problems, including improving attention, participation in the classroom, and increasing the ability to socialize. However, more research is needed.

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