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Title: Sensory Regulation for Inclusive Classrooms
Contributor(s): Collyer, Kara (author); Harrington, Ingrid  (author)
Publication Date: 2015
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Abstract: Sensory integration (SI) theory and therapy, and sensory integration based therapies (SIB), are relatively new concepts in the field of education and occupational therapy, to better improve the inclusion of students with sensory processing dysfunction in education classrooms, specifically those diagnosed on the Autistic Spectrum with Asperger Syndrome (Devlin et al., 2010). Practitioners and parents report benefits of sensory integration interventions in various areas: maintaining attention, higher levels of cognition activity, and improved social skills and self-stimulating behaviours (Devlin et al., 2010; Yack, Aquila and Sutton, 2002). This chapter reviews current literature in these fields from a perspective on how these theories and therapies can improve the inclusion of students with ASD in educational settings.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Asperger Syndrome: Risk Factors, Cognitive-Behavioral Characteristics and Management Strategies, p. 9-21
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers
Place of Publication: New York, United States of America
ISBN: 9781634638104
Field of Research (FOR): 130312 Special Education and Disability
130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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Series Name: Neurology - Laboratory and Clinical Research Developments
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