Scotson technique for neurodisability
Published April 2013
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What were we asked?
A parent asked if there was any evidence that the Scotson technique is effective. The Scotson technique is a kind of touch therapy available from the Advance Centre.
Scotson therapy involves parents learning to apply light pressure on the muscles that are involved in breathing and posture. The techniques are applied in the belief that this will stimulate breathing, posture and function.
There is no research evidence that Scotson therapy is effective in improving children’s breathing, posture, functioning or health.