Sensory integrative dysfunction in a young schizophrenic girl

  title={Sensory integrative dysfunction in a young schizophrenic girl},
  author={A. Jean Ayres and W M Heskett},
  journal={Journal of autism and childhood schizophrenia},
A case study is presented of a 7-year-old schizophrenic child with learning disorders, poor sensory perception, disordered postural responses, adversive responses to certain types of sensory stimuli, and cognitive deficiencies. Central to the rationale underlying the intervention program was the premise that integration of somatosensory and vestibular sensory input are critical to perceptual-motor, cognitive and psychic growth. Treatment stressed careful use of tactile and vestibular… Expand
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