The effects of occupational therapy with sensory integration emphasis on preschool-age children with autism.

@article{CaseSmith1999TheEO,
  title={The effects of occupational therapy with sensory integration emphasis on preschool-age children with autism.},
  author={Jane Case-Smith and Tamsin Bryan},
  journal={The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association},
  year={1999},
  volume={53 5},
  pages={489-97}
}
OBJECTIVE Using single-subject research design, the effects of an occupational therapy intervention emphasizing sensory integration with five preschool children with autism were examined. METHOD In the AB design, nonengagement, mastery play, and interaction were measured, using videotape clips of each child's free play in the preschool. Following a 3-week baseline, an occupational therapist provided one-on-one sessions and consultation to teachers for 10 weeks. RESULTS When baseline and… CONTINUE READING