Better Individualized Treatment By Adding Sensory Integration to Autism Assessment
Author: Thomas Jefferson University | Contact: jefferson.edu
Peer-Reviewed Publication: Yes | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10803-022-05763-0
Additional References: Library of Autism Information Publications
Synopsis: Adding assessments focused on sensory integration into regular autism assessments can yield new information for patients and care teams to help guide therapeutic activity. Sensory issues can take many forms, and understanding where these challenges lie can help therapists tailor effective treatment plans to overcome them. The researchers also showed that these assessment findings had little overlap with current autism diagnostic tests.
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability caused by differences in the brain. Some people with ASD have a known difference, such as a genetic condition. Other causes are not yet known. People with ASD may behave, communicate, interact, and learn in ways that are different from most others. ASD begins before the age of 3 years and can last throughout a person’s life, although symptoms may improve over time. The abilities of people with ASD vary significantly.
People with autism are often portrayed in popular media as experiencing difficulty processing highly stimulating or overly loud environments. While this is certainly true for many, there [...]