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ERIC Number: EJ849593
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1096-2506
Learning about Sensory Integration Dysfunction: Strategies to Meet Young Children's Sensory Needs at Home
Thompson, Stacy D.; Rains, Kari W.
Young Exceptional Children, v12 n2 p16-26 2009
Practitioners and parents are seeking ways to help children who are not able to integrate sensory information; this has generated recent media attention. A child's inability to integrate sensory information can have implications for the whole family and their everyday routines. Research conducted by occupational therapists has provided a rich foundation on sensory processing and the dysfunctions of this process in young children. However, the majority of evidence-based research addresses children 3 years of age and older. Sensory integration is still a mystery, however, and more information about strategies for dealing with children who present with Sensory Integration Dysfunction (SID) is needed. Drew's story, described in this article, exemplifies some of the problems faced by a 2-and-a-half-year-old child who is not able to regulate sensory input. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A