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Journal of Korean Society of Sensory Integration Therapists
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Korean Academy of Sensory Integration
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Volume 13, Issue 2 - Dec 2015
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A Survey on a Status of Sensory Integration Therapy in Korea
Kim, In-Sun ;
Journal of Korean Society of Sensory Integration Therapists , volume 13, issue 2, 2015, Pages 1~19
DOI : 10.18064/JKASI.2015.13.2.001
Objective : To provide a foundation to develop clinical training program based on a status of sensory integration therapy in Korea identified through the study. Methods : A questionnaire has been developed that is investigating such as environment of therapy, level of knowledge of therapist, and etc. The questionnaire was distributed from June 1st,2014 June 1 to August 31st,2014. The total questionnaire result collected and analyzed are 232 responses. Results : In terms of ratio of therapist who are administrating sensory integration, occupational therapist takes biggest percentage. In most case, it is equipped enough to do treatment in terms of space and tools. Generally, therapists are performing evaluation and documentation earnestly, and willingly participating to continued education and clinical training coursework. However, it is found that some cases are implementing treatment without through evaluation and/or without professional training. Conclusion : This study propose that sensory integration therapists need to train their clinical knowledge and skills through professional training education based on the Ayres Sensory Integration (ASI) theory. Most of professional trainings are administered in capital area currently. The educational opportunities need to be extend to outside of capital region so the level of clinical competence and the quality of the therapy service can be improved.
A Comparison of the Sensory Processing of Children With and Without Spastic Diplegia
Kim, Bo-Ram ; Shin, Ji-Eun ; Kim, Kyeong-Mi ;
Journal of Korean Society of Sensory Integration Therapists , volume 13, issue 2, 2015, Pages 21~29
DOI : 10.18064/JKASI.2015.13.2.021
Objective : This study compares sensory processing ability of children with and without spastic diplegia. In addition, it investigates characteristics of sensory processing differentiated by developmental phase such as pre-school age versus school age. Methods : Participants in this study are ordinal children without specific condition and children with spastic diplegia who are aged 3 to 10 years olds. Using Short Sensory Profile (SSP), sensory processing function of the participants was measured. The survey was distributed to caregivers of the children from November, 2013 to February, 2014, and it was suggested that the caregivers to record the questionnaire directly after approval from a rehabilitation hospital, a university hospital, welfare center, day care center, preschool and elementary school to participate in our study. Results : Group of children with spastic diplegia showed lower score than group of children with no special condition in the total score and the each score of all items of Short Sensory Profile. There was significant difference between the two groups in terms of the total score of sensory processing and the 5 factors except tactile sensitiveness and taste/smell sensitiveness among the 7 factors of test. In the comparison of different age groups, pre-school age group showed lower total score than school age group. Conclusion : This study provides a foundational evidence that can be used when therapist evaluate sensory processing function of children with spastic diplegia. There is need for more study about sensory processing functions of various types of children with cerebral palsy.
A Preliminary Study to Development of an Assessment to Measure Sensory Processing of Children, `Sensory Processing Scale for Children (SPS-C)`
Kim, Kyeong-Mi ; Shin, Hyeon-Hui ; Kim, Myunghee ;
Journal of Korean Society of Sensory Integration Therapists , volume 13, issue 2, 2015, Pages 31~41
DOI : 10.18064/JKASI.2015.13.2.031
Objective : Purpose of this study is to develop a Sensory Processing Scale for Children (SPS-C) to screen sensory processing problems for children aged 3 to 5, and examine validity of the assessment. Method : A draft version of Sensory Processing Scale for Children (SPS-C) has been developed and it was utilized to 138 caregivers of children who are 3 to 5 years old. Rasch analysis was used to test construct validity of SPS-C. Through the Rasch analysis, unidimensionality and adequacy of the rating scale were examined. Results : Based on the Rasch analysis, it was found that six items out of 56 items (10.7%) are misfits. And the results also showed that 3-points rating scale is more adequate than 5-points scale for SPC-C. Conclusion : The construct validity of a newly developed assessment, Sensory Processing Scale for Children (SPS-C), was established through this study. Further studies are needed to examine other psychometric properties of the assessment, using the one modified based on the results in this study.
The Correlation Between Smartphone Addiction and Sensory Processing Feature, Self-Efficacy in College Students
Park, Youngju ; Chang, Moonyoung ;
Journal of Korean Society of Sensory Integration Therapists , volume 13, issue 2, 2015, Pages 43~51
DOI : 10.18064/JKASI.2015.13.2.043
Objective : The purpose of this study was to investigate the correlation between smartphone addiction, sensory processing features and self-efficacy in college students. Methods : From June to August in 2015, a hundred eighty three healthy college students were completed the questionnaire for smartphone addiction (S-scale), sensory processing feature (Adolescent/ Adult Sensory Profile), and self-efficacy (Self-Efficacy Scale) and correlation analyses were applied. Results : There were significant differences on sensory registration and sensory sensitivity in sensory processing features between the addiction group and the non-addiction group. Significant correlations were found between smartphone addiction and sensory seeking, and smartphone addiction and self-efficacy. Conclusion : This study showed smartphone addiction had relationships with high sensory seeking and low self-efficacy. Thus, more studies and interventions focused on preventing smartphone addiction are required for college students.
A Systematic Review of Effects on Sensory Integration Intervention Based on Vestibular-Proprioceptive System for Children in Korea
Park, Youngju ; Kong, In-Joo ;
Journal of Korean Society of Sensory Integration Therapists , volume 13, issue 2, 2015, Pages 53~61
DOI : 10.18064/JKASI.2015.13.2.053
Objective : The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects on sensory integration interventions for korean children which focused on vestibular - proprioceptive system. Methods : Authors systematically searched published studies in DBpia, KISS and RISS databases from August to September 2015. Key words in the search were `sensory integration intervention`, `sensory integration therapy` and `vestibular-proprioceptive`. By using the inclusion and exclusion criteria, we selected seven studies for further analyses examining level of evidence and methodological qualities. Information for the analyses were on study designs, participants, interventions, outcome measures and results. Results : Grade IV rated evidence was found from five studies, and Grade III and Grade V rated evidence was found from one for each study. The methodological levels of the quantitative studies were `fair` (2) and `poor` (5). Subjects for the studies were developmental delay (5), Asperger Syndrome (1), and not specific diagnosis (2). Single-subject design was most frequently used and motor area were most frequently evaluated. The interventions used the studies showed positive effects on outcome measures. Conclusion : This study presented the summary of sensory integration intervention based on vestibular-proprioceptive system for Korean children. More studies with high level of evidence and various study designs need to be followed.
Effect of Interactive Metronome
Training on Timing, Attention and Motor Function of Children With ADHD : Case Report
Namgung, Young ; Son, Da-In ; Kim, Kyeong-Mi ;
Journal of Korean Society of Sensory Integration Therapists , volume 13, issue 2, 2015, Pages 63~73
DOI : 10.18064/JKASI.2015.13.2.063
Objective : To report the effects of a specific intervention, the Interactive Metronome
(IM), on timing, attention and motor function of a children with ADHD. Methods : The study is case reports about two boys with ADHD. One boy who is born 2008 is attending general elementary school as a first year student (case 1), and another boy who is born 2001 is attending general elementary school as a second year student (case 2). For each case subject, IM training was provided during 3 weeks, from January 2015 to Febrary 2015. Evaluations were performed pre- and post-intervention in order to exam timing, attention and motor skills. The measurements uses in this study are Long Form Assessment (LFA) for the timing, RehaCom screening module for the attention, and Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Morot Proficiency, second version (BOT-2) for the motor function. Results : The timing function was improved in both cases since both showed reduced response time for all motor tasks of LFA. In terms of attention, case 1 showed improvement of visual attention division, neglect and response Inhibition, and case 2 showed improvement of sustained attention. Lastly, in the BOT-2, case 1 showed improved the percentile rank of short (from 42%ile to 96%ile), and case 2 also showed similar improvement (from 21%ile to 66%ile). Conclusion : This study provides positive evidence that the Interactive Metronome
training has positive power to facilitate several body functions such as timing, attention and motor control of children with ADHD, through two case studies.
Correlation Between Sensory Modulation and Arousal : A Literature Review
Hong, Eunkyoung ;
Journal of Korean Society of Sensory Integration Therapists , volume 13, issue 2, 2015, Pages 75~84
DOI : 10.18064/JKASI.2015.13.2.075
Objective : The aim of this study was to provide mechanism information of a link between arousal and sensory modulation to increase understanding of neurophysiological study. Subject : Optimal arousal state of a child is an important issue in sensory integration therapy. Limbic system and reticular formation are related to sensory modulation by sensory input. Sensory inputs processes from reticular formation to cortex via ascending reticular activation system for moderate arousal. A lot of neurotransmitters such as cholinergic neurons and monoamin neurons help this processes. Mechanism of arousal was measured by functions of central nervous system (CNS) and autonomic nervous system (ANS) using objective tools such as an electroencephalogram (EEG) and electrodermal responses. Functions of CNS and ANS showed differences between normal children and children with disabilities. Optimal sensory input using sensory integration therapy for children with disabilities helps to act reticular formation, limbic system, and cortex and to maintain appropriate arousal. Conclusion : Such quantitative studies by using neurophysiological methods provide evidence for sensory integration therapy.