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Research Paper: Impact of Air Seat Cushions and Ball Chairs on Classroom Behavior of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Nader Matin Sadr; Hojjat Allah Haghgoo; Sayyed Ali Samadi; Mehdi Rassafiani; Enayatollah Bakhshi;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2016 Journal: Journal of Rehabilitation, volume 17, issue 2, pages 136-147 (issn: 1607-2960, eissn: 1607-2960, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences
Objective Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) have a lot of sensory integration problems, which severly interfere with their learning process in the classroom; therefore, they confront with difficult problems in academic achievements. As a result, they need environmental modification to resolve sensory seeking behaviors and improve their educational success. Considering the effects of sensory stimulation and integration in children with ASD, this study aimed to examine the impacts of sitting on a ball, cushion, and or common chair on classroom behavior of 4 students with ASD. Because alternative seating like therapy balls and air cushions instead of reg...
free text keywords: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Students, Sensory Integration Therapy, lcsh:Therapeutics. Pharmacology, lcsh:RM1-950
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