National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research, India
Posters & Accepted Abstracts: Autism Open Access
Very often it has been found that children with autism have sleeping disorders, which is vital for all living creature not mere a state of shut down but as a state of activity that serves to facilitate maturation, reorganization and restoration. It is also found that playfulness is greatly affected in children with autism, which is the most important activity that the infant, toddler and child perform. It serves as a foundation for the development of skills and capability for necessary growth and development. Therefore, in this study, attempt has been made to find out the relationship between sleeping habits and playfulness in children with autism. 20 children diagnosed with autism were selected for this study. All the children were administered children sleep habit questionnaire and test of playfulness to find out the base line data. All the children were administered sensory profile to find out the sensory preference of the children. All the subjects were provided individualized sensory diet according to their sensory profile quadrant score. Sensory diet protocol was carried out by the parents for 6 months. At the end of the session post-treatment data were taken by using the above two outcome measures. Pre and post treatment data were taken for statistical analysis. The result showed that there is a significant correlation between sleeping habits and playfulness in children with autism.
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