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Effects of Platform Swing on Independent Work in Children with Autism

25th February, 2014

[Source:  Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities via Your Therapy Source]
Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities published research of the effects of using a platform swing on independent work behaviors in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).  The research was a pretest – posttest randomized design with 30 children with ASD.  All individuals in the study participated in 2 five minute intervals of independent work.  The experimental group received vestibular stimulation via a platform swing and the control group watched a video in between the intervals of independent work.
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