First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Lauren SilverFollow

Mentor/s

Dr. Dudley-Smith

Location

University Commons

Start Day/Time

4-21-2017 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-21-2017 3:00 PM

Abstract

Autism spectrum disorder, also called ASD by those familiar with it, is a range of disorders that effect the social and cognitive development of those who get it as a diagnosis. These symptoms and developmental issues can be significantly different depending on the patient who has it, but they all tend to follow the same path of disability. The following research analysis was done to determine the effectiveness of two different forms of commonly used treatment for ASD – various prescribed medication and sensory integration therapy (SIT) through occupational therapy (OT) – and what benefits they may have for the patient that decides to take part in them. This research includes analyses of previously done studies in regards to both forms of treatment, as well as information about ASD, its affects on those who have it, the differences in symptoms and therefore the differences in necessary treatment. After analyzing all of the provided information, results were drawn from each one. The results signified that the two forms of treatment were both effective and feasible for the patient’s included in the studies and a discussion was therefore created around these results. The conclusion that came forth from the information was that medication and SIT through OT were both useful forms of treatment for children between the ages of three and twenty years old with ASD and that more research should be done in order to come to more concrete results of benefits that come forth from medication use.

College

College of Health Professions

College and Major available

Health Science

Document Type

Poster

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The Effectiveness of Medication and Sensory Integration Therapy on Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

University Commons

Autism spectrum disorder, also called ASD by those familiar with it, is a range of disorders that effect the social and cognitive development of those who get it as a diagnosis. These symptoms and developmental issues can be significantly different depending on the patient who has it, but they all tend to follow the same path of disability. The following research analysis was done to determine the effectiveness of two different forms of commonly used treatment for ASD – various prescribed medication and sensory integration therapy (SIT) through occupational therapy (OT) – and what benefits they may have for the patient that decides to take part in them. This research includes analyses of previously done studies in regards to both forms of treatment, as well as information about ASD, its affects on those who have it, the differences in symptoms and therefore the differences in necessary treatment. After analyzing all of the provided information, results were drawn from each one. The results signified that the two forms of treatment were both effective and feasible for the patient’s included in the studies and a discussion was therefore created around these results. The conclusion that came forth from the information was that medication and SIT through OT were both useful forms of treatment for children between the ages of three and twenty years old with ASD and that more research should be done in order to come to more concrete results of benefits that come forth from medication use.

 

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