Summary of the Systematic Review
Efficacy of Occupational Therapy Using Ayres Sensory Integration®: A Systematic Review
Schaaf, R. C., Dumont, R. L., et al. (2018).
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 72(1), 7201190010p1-7201190010p10.
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Indicators of Review Quality
- Yes The review states a clearly focused question/aim.
- Yes Criteria for inclusion of studies are provided.
- Yes Search strategy described in sufficient detail for replication.
- Yes Included studies are assessed for study quality.
- Yes Quality assessments are reproducible.
- Yes Characteristics of the included studies are provided.
Quality Rating Notes
Study Characteristics: Characteristics were provided in narrative form in the Results section.
This is a systematic review of peer-reviewed literature investigating the effects of Ayres Sensory Integration on children and adolescents with autism.
The purpose of this review is to synthesize literature on Ayres Sensory Integration aimed to improve functioning and participation in everyday activities for children and adolescents with autism.
Children and adolescents with autism
Ayres Sensory Integration
Number of Studies Included
2007 to May 2015
Conclusions from This Systematic Review
What are Conclusions?
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Results indicated insufficient evidence to support improvement in outcomes associated with play, sensory-motor, perceptual, cognitive, and language skills in children and adolescents with autism.