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Research

Development is CHILD’S PLAY! is committed to providing evidence-based, results oriented therapeutic treatment practice. We are interested in participating in research to demonstrate the efficacy of our treatment approach, but are not currently conducting research. Please visit the following sites for information on current research.

Sensory Integration Global Network
Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation
Spiral Foundation
Temple University, Neuro-Behavioral Center
Thomas Jefferson University:Sensory Integration Laboratory
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Grace Baranek, PhD, OTR.
Vital Links-Therapeutic Listening
American Journal of Occupational Therapy: articles related to our work were published. Search AJOT, sensory integration.

Research at UCSF identified biological basis for sensory processing disorders.

Efficacy Articles

Clark, Florence A. (August 24, 2012). Letter to the Editor, Pediatrics 2012; 129:6 1186-1189.
Miller, Lucy J. (May 31, 2012). Letter to the Editor Re: Sensory Integration Therapies for Children with Developmental and Behavioral Disorders, Pediatrics 2012; 129:6 1186-1189.
Miller, Lucy J. (February 2003). Empirical Evidence Related to Therapies for Sensory Processing Impairments. National Association of School Psychologists, Communiqué, Vol. 31, #5.
Wiss, T. (1989). Vestibular dysfunction in Learning Disabilities: Differences in definitions Lead to different conclusions. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 22:100 – 101.
Wiss, T. & Clark, F. (1990). Validity of the Southern California Postrotary Nystagmus Test: Misconceptions lead to incorrect conclusions. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 44, 658-660.

Professional Resources

American Occupational Therapy Association

Occupational Therapy Association of California-state organization for OTs

Association of Pediatric Therapists-local professional organization for pediatric OTs, PTs, and Speech Therapists
California Board of Occupational Therapy-issues related to licensing or practice of OTs in CA