Sunday, September 16, 2012

AJOT Issue on Autism

You might want to check out this month's edition of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT) - which is devoted to autism. Here are some highlights from the articles:
  • Modifying sound and light in a classroom for students with autism by insulating walls with sound absorbing Owens Corning Basement on Finishing System (TM) and replacing fluorescents with area-based halogen lighting decreased the act-out behaviors of 4 teens (ages 13-20) who use the room.
  • Yoga for children with autism is shown to be a good intervention for kids on the spectrum - we already knew that, but it's great to see it verified.
  • Also, several articles look at the incidence of sensory issues (oral motor, auditory processing and proprioception) in children with autism as opposed to that in typically developing children.

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