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What are some sensory therapies used for children who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD)?

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Various sensory therapies can be used to address a variety of problems that affect children with ASD. For example, spinning in a chair can ease hyperactivity in some children. Other sensory therapies include swinging, vibration therapy, and aerobic exercise.

You and your child's therapist may need to experiment with a variety of options to find out which ones help your child improve. Your developmental pediatrician or neurologist also can help.

From: Therapies for Autism Spectrum Disorder WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies: "Autism and ABA."

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: "Autism Overview."

Association for Science in Autism Treatment: "Relationship Development Intervention."

Perceptual and Motor Skills : “A sensory integration therapy program on sensory problems for children with autism.”

Autism Speaks: “Relationship Development Intervention.”

Synapse: “Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis.”

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on November 11, 2018

SOURCES:

Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies: "Autism and ABA."

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: "Autism Overview."

Association for Science in Autism Treatment: "Relationship Development Intervention."

Perceptual and Motor Skills : “A sensory integration therapy program on sensory problems for children with autism.”

Autism Speaks: “Relationship Development Intervention.”

Synapse: “Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis.”

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on November 11, 2018

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