Abstract: The present study was conducted with the aim of determining the effectiveness of sensory integration on social communication of students with autism spectrum disorder. The studys sample was selected via convenience sampling by picking 10 children from among preschool and first grade students aged 7-12 years old in Tehran Region 6s Peyk-e-Honar Exceptional School. In this study, SCQ questionnaire was used to verify affliction with autism spectrum disorder and GARS-1 scale was used to measure respective variables. The method used in this study was quasi-experimental and data analysis was done using repeated measures analysis and Multivariate Analysis of Covariance (MANCOVA) and Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA). Results showed that using sensory integration has a positive significant effect on emotional expression, non-verbal language, communication with others and communication with objects and the ambience. Also, disparity between post-test and pre-test total score of social communication showed that this intervening method has a positive and significant effect on this variable. Investigating this method 2 months after conducting the therapy shows the stability and significance of the method.
Vahideh Emad and Mahdieh Salehi, 2016. Effectiveness of Sensory Integration on Interaction of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The Social Sciences, 11: 874-881.