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ERIC Number: EJ931923
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0599
Using Movement-Based Sensory Interventions to Address Self-Stimulatory Behaviors in Students with Autism
Mays, Nicole M.; Beal-Alvarez, Jennifer; Jolivette, Kristine
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v43 n6 p46-52 Jul-Aug 2011
This article outlines a three-step process to help teachers determine whether or not the function of a student's stereotypical behavior is sensory-based and if so, how to select and monitor an appropriate sensory intervention to promote instructional engagement. In particular, characteristics of students who are seeking to gain sensory input in the form of movement and possible intervention activities are described. The three-step process includes: (1) conducting a functional behavior assessment; (2) determining a replacement behavior that serves the same sensory function; and (3) monitoring and adjusting the intervention as needed. Each step is described. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A