Sensory Integration Therapy in Autism: Mechanisms and Effectiveness

Location: Bronx, NY - Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Start Date: July 21st, 2016
End Date: July 21st, 2020

This study is an intervention opportunity for children with autism, ages 6-8.5 years, at the Cognitive Neurophysiology Laboratory at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, NY. This study looks at the effectiveness of Sensory Integration Therapy (SIT) and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) on improving functional skills in children with autism. Participants may receive 30 one hour sessions of either SIT or ABA over the course of 10 weeks. Study participation also includes four additional pre- and post-therapy visits consisting of diagnostic evaluations, assessments, and electrophysiology research, totaling a 24-week commitment. In addition to receiving 30 hours of therapy and contributing to important research, participants receive compensation of up to $250. We are looking for children ages 6-8.5 years who have an autism spectrum disorder AND sensory issues. Participants may not receive more than 12 hours of therapy per week outside of the study, and cannot begin any new interventions within their 24-week participation period.

 

Eligibility

To qualify for this study, children must be between the ages of 6 – 8 1/2 and have, or be strongly suspected to have, a diagnosis of Autism.

 

Contact Information

For more information, contact Maya Madzharova at maya.madzharova@einstein.yu.edu or visit http://www.cognitiveneurolab.com/