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Comparison of Behavioral Intervention and Sensory-Integration Therapy in the Treatment of Challenging Behavior

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, December 2010
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Title
Comparison of Behavioral Intervention and Sensory-Integration Therapy in the Treatment of Challenging Behavior
Published in
Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders, December 2010
DOI 10.1007/s10803-010-1149-x
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Authors

Sarah Devlin, Olive Healy, Geraldine Leader, Brian M. Hughes

Abstract

The objective of the current study was to compare the effects of sensory-integration therapy (SIT) and a behavioral intervention on rates of challenging behavior (including self-injurious behavior) in four children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. For each of the participants a functional assessment was conducted to identify the variables maintaining challenging behavior. Results of these assessments were used to design function-based behavioral interventions for each participant. Recommendations for the sensory-integration treatment were designed by an Occupational Therapist, trained in the use of sensory-integration theory and techniques. The sensory-integration techniques were not dependent on the results of the functional assessments. The study was conducted within an alternating treatments design, with initial baseline and final best treatment phase. For each participant, results demonstrated that the behavioral intervention was more effective than the sensory integration therapy in the treatment of challenging behavior. In the best treatment phase, the behavioral intervention alone was implemented and further reduction was observed in the rate of challenging behavior. Analysis of saliva samples revealed relatively low levels of cortisol and very little stress-responsivity across the SIT condition and the behavioral intervention condition, which may be related to the participants' capacity to perceive stress in terms of its social significance.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 2 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Turkey 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Singapore 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 241 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 68 27%
Student > Ph. D. Student 39 16%
Student > Bachelor 29 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 23 9%
Researcher 22 9%
Other 57 23%
Unknown 12 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 80 32%
Medicine and Dentistry 55 22%
Social Sciences 41 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 29 12%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 2%
Other 22 9%
Unknown 18 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 04 December 2015.
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#2,965,651
of 6,647,401 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders
#1,532
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Outputs of similar age
#33,799
of 83,081 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Autism & Developmental Disorders
#36
of 47 outputs
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