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Sensory Integration in ASD


Published May 2011, based on a review from 2009

Download the full evidence summary PDF: WTE Sensory Integration

There have been a number of published systematic reviews looking at the evidence for therapies based on sensory integration. The two most recent systematic reviews were published in 2015.
Both reviews call for larger and more rigorous trials of therapies based on sensory integration in order to evaluate their effect on children with ASD and sensory processing problems.1,2
There remains uncertainty about therapies based on sensory integration, as highlighted in Nancy Pollock’s 2009 review.

Currently, there is a large trial funded by the research arm of the NHS. Read about the trial.

This information is produced by PenCRU researchers and reviewed by external experts. The views expressed are those of PenCRU at the University of Exeter Medical School and do not represent the views of the Cerebra charity, or any other parties mentioned. We strongly recommend seeking medical advice before undertaking any treatments/therapies.