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The Effects of Multi-Sensory Environments on the Stereotypic Behaviors of Children with Autism
- Will individually-designed sensory-based interventions, delivered in a multi-sensory environment have an immediate effect on the stereotypic and out-of seat behaviors of elementary school-aged students with autism during classroom group activities?
- Will those interventions have a short-term (within day of treatment) and/or long-term (over course of study) latent effect on non-targeted group activities?
Sensory treatment will be designed and supervised by an occupational therapist. Treatment will be delivered in the context of the school-day in a multi-sensory environment. Data will be collected during classroom group activities. Treatment effects will be evaluated using a multiple-baseline design across participants.