Sensory Strategies Appear to Improve Classroom Behaviours and Attention in Children with Psychiatric Disabilities

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Date
2005-07-21T16:52:23Z
Authors
Borden, Kim
Keyword
ADHD , Learning Disorders , Pediatric Occupational Therapy , Students , Sensory Integration
Abstract
CLINICAL QUESTION: Does the use of sensory strategies within a structured activity and school setting improve the behaviours and attention of preschool and school age children with psychiatric disorders with attention difficulties? CLINICAL BOTTOM LINE: • Sensory strategies involving therapy balls for seating or wearing a weighted vest appears to improves classroom behaviours and attention in children with psychiatric disabilities with attention difficulties • Higher quality research with rigorous design and analysis is required to determine specific guidelines and protocols for such sensory strategy interventions
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