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Effectiveness of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy on Emerging Adults with Autism

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A 2015 study with participants between the ages of 17 and 25 that “aimed to assess the effectiveness of biodynamic craniosacral therapy as an adjunctive method for emerging adults with autism…. The group was administered 30 therapeutic sessions on a regular interval of time. The study uses a pre-test, mid- evaluation and post-test design to understand the significant improvement on the overall characteristics and domains such as language, sociability, sensory/cognitive awareness and physical health. However, the results indicated that there was a significant difference obtained within the group in terms of their improvement from the pre-test to post test in the social skills, speech and cognitive awareness, with no significant improvement in physical behavior. From these findings, it is observed that biodynamic craniosacral therapy has contributed towards the improvement of the autism characteristics of the sample to a significant degree. The study tried to explain the possible reasons for the present findings and suggested what could be incorporated for the effectiveness of the self-healing body mechanism.”

Abstract: http://www.indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=ijor:ijpss&volume=5&issue=7&article=006

References:
Research: PriyankaM B. “Effectiveness of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy on Emerging Adults with Autism.” International Journal of Physical and Social Sciences, 2015 5(7),68-80; Published online 30 December 2015.
Image: http://michelsonmedical.org/2014/08/24/autism-breakthrough/

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Effectiveness of Combined approach of Craniosacral Therapy (CST) and Sensory-Integration Therapy (SIT) on reducing features in Children with Autism

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A 2012 study evaluating the increased effectiveness of Sensory-Integration Therapy (SIT) when used in conjunction with Craniosacral Therapy (CST). Twenty autistic children participated in this study over the span of 6 months. Findings report: “it is clearly evident that there was overall improvement of children occur in both the groups. However the experiment group had shown better improvement as compared to control group. This difference in the result may be due to application of CST in experiment group.”

Complete research PDF: http://medind.nic.in/iba/t15/i1/ibat15i1p3.pdf

References:
Research: Mishra DP, Senapati A. “Effectiveness of Combined approach of CraniosacralTherapy (CST) and Sensory-Integration Therapy (SIT) on reducing features in Children with Autism” The Indian Journal of Occupational Therapy 2015 Jan-April;47(1):3-8.
Image: http://hub.jhu.edu/2015/03/25/autism-genetic-cause