Brief report: improvements in the behavior of children with autism following massage therapy.

@article{Escalona2001BriefRI,
  title={Brief report: improvements in the behavior of children with autism following massage therapy.},
  author={Angelica Escalona and Tiffany Field and R Singer-Strunck and C L Cullen and Kristin Hartshorn},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  year={2001},
  volume={31 5},
  pages={513-6}
}
Twenty children with autism, ages 3 to 6 years, were randomly assigned to massage therapy and reading attention control groups. Parents in the massage therapy group were trained by a massage therapist to massage their children for 15 minutes prior to bedtime every night for 1 month and the parents of the attention control group read Dr. Seuss stories to their children on the same time schedule. Conners Teacher and Parent scales, classroom and playground observations, and sleep diaries were used… CONTINUE READING
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