Trastorno del procesamiento sensorial y del lenguaje

Sensory integration: benefits and effectiveness of therapeutic management in sensory processing disorders

M. Tudela-Torras, L. Abad-Mas, E. Tudela-Torras [REV NEUROL 2017;64 (Supl. 1):S0-S77] PMID: 28256690 DOI: https://doi.org/10.33588/rn.64S01.2017016 OPEN ACCESS
Volumen 64 | Number S01 | Nº of views of the article 24.429 | Nº of PDF downloads 1.611 | Article publication date 24/02/2017
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ABSTRACT Artículo en español English version
Today, the fact that sensory integration difficulties with a neurological basis exist and that they seriously condition the development of those individuals who suffer from them is widely accepted and acknowledged as being obvious by the vast majority of professionals working in the field of community healthcare. However, less is known and there is more controversy about effective treatments that can be applied to them. This is because many professionals criticise the fact that there is not enough scientific evidence to prove, both quantitatively and empirically, the outcomes of the interventions implemented as alternatives to pharmacological therapy. Consequently, when the symptoms and repercussions on the quality of life deriving from a distorted sensory integration are really disabling for the person, pharmacological treatment is used as the only possible approach, with the side effects that this entails. The reason for this is largely the fact that little is known about other effective therapeutic approaches, such as occupational therapy based on sensory integration. KeywordsAutismNeurodevelopmentOccupational therapyResearchSensory integrationSensory processing disorder
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