Improving Academic Scoresthrough Sensory Integration

  title={Improving Academic Scoresthrough Sensory Integration},
  author={A. Jean Ayres},
  journal={Journal of Learning Disabilities},
  pages={338 - 343}
  • A. Ayres
  • Published 1972
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Learning Disabilities
A group of learning disabled children, matched with a control group for degree and type of sensory integratiie dysfunction, showed greater gains than the control group on academic tests after an intervention program designed to enhance sensory integration. Children with auditory-language problems but without other evident perceptual-motor involvement made significant gains, as did those with more generalized problems. The remedial program, based on understanding how the brain integrates… Expand
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