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Autism and Sensory Integration

Updated: Apr 13

Autism and Sensory Integration - Therapy Articles - The Occupational Therapy Hub


One of the major factors for developmental delay in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is reduced capacity for sensory processing. Sensory integration therapy (SIT) addresses sensory processing challenges in children with autism, by providing controlled sensory experiences. Through tailored activities and exercises, such as movement, tactile stimulation and deep pressure, the therapy aims to improve sensory processing skills, self-regulation and participation in daily activities. Collaboration among parents, therapists and professionals is vital to develop a comprehensive treatment plan. SIT is just one aspect of a holistic approach and its effectiveness varies for each individual. It plays a role in promoting adaptive responses to sensory input and enhancing the overall well-being of children with autism.

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