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Sadeghian A, Bigdeli I, Alizadeh Zarei M. Combination of Sensory Integration Training and Behavior Modification to Improvement of Stereotyped Behavior in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. MEJDS. 2017; 7 :98-98
URL: http://jdisabilstud.ir/article-1-771-en.html
1- University of Semnan
2- Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
3- University of Iran Medical Sciences
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Objective: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with impairment in communication skills, stereotypes and significant impairment in social interactions. Stereotypes have be seen associated with different degrees of behavioral problems in children with autism spectrum disorder.  The aim of this study was the effectiveness Combination of sensory integration training and behavior modification to improvement of stereotyped behavior in children with autism spectrum disorder.

 Methodology: The research procedure was single subject design (A-B-A with baseline, treatment and follow up steps). The sample group was included 4 subjects that were selected by purposeful sampling method. Autism children boys participated in 20 sessions of combination of sensory integration training and behavior modification. Assessment instrument was Gilliam Autism Rating Scale (GARS).  The analysis of the results was performed using the visual inspection and Cohen's d effect size.

Results: The result of visual inspection indicates that the effectiveness of  combination of sensory integration training and behavior modification on improvement of stereotypic behaviors in   in ASD children. The result of Cohen's d effect size indicates that is large effect size combination of sensory integration training and behavior modification on stereotypic behaviors in treatment-follow. Only effect size sensory-motor integration training in treatment-follow up was  low and medium.

Conclusion: This information can be used in therapeutic schematization and Clinical Interventions to to improvement of stereotypic behaviors in ASD children.

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Type of Study: Original Research Article | Subject: Rehabilitation
Received: 2017/03/18 | Accepted: 2017/05/23

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