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ERIC Number: EJ1019298
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1088-3576
The Effect of a Platform Swing on the Independent Work Behaviors of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
Murdock, Linda C.; Dantzler, John A.; Walker, Anne N.; Wood, L. Becca
Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, v29 n1 p50-61 Mar 2014
A randomized pretest-posttest control group design was utilized to measure the effects of a platform swing on independent work behaviors of 30 children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Participants engaged in two 5-min intervals of independent work. Between the intervals, participants in the treatment group received 5 min of vestibular stimulation using a platform swing and children in the control group watched a video. No significant differences were evidenced between the treatment and control groups on engagement, on-task behavior, stereotyped/repetitive behavior, or out-of-seat behavior. Changes noted for individual participants could not be linked to age, diagnosis, or sensory profile patterns.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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