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Autism Research published a review to evaluate the effectiveness of Ayres Sensory Integration for children with autism. Using the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Standards for Evidence-based Practices in Special Education, a systemic review was conducted from 2006 to 2017 on Ayres Sensory Integration for children with autism.
Methodology of the Review on Ayres Sensory Integration for Children with Autism
The research review was completed in three different stages:
- Nineteen studies were found after an extensive database search using search terms related to sensory integration and autism, interventions suggesting a sensory integration approach, and high-quality study designs.
- Six studies met the inclusion criteria using intervention consistent with ASI intervention and were evaluated. Three studies of the six were excluded after further evaluation because the interventions were not consistent with the core principals of ASI or major methodological flaws.
- The three studies were then evaluated using the CEC standards to determine evidence-based practices.\