Sensory integration syndrome or developmental coordination disorder: A case report

Wm Thomas Crow

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"Sensory integration syndrome" is a term coined by occupational therapist AJ Ayres to describe children who have problems with motor coordination or delayed motor skills. These problems are sometimes referred to as "clumsy children syndrome." Epidemiologic studies have demonstrated a five to 15 percent incidence of motor clumsiness in children. Perinatal complications occurred more frequently in the clumsy group when compared with general birth statistics. This case looks at a child with sensory integration syndrome and her dramatic improvement in fine motor skills and strength. Research on the treatment of children with "sensory integration disorders" or "developmental coordination disorder" using osteopathic manipulative techniques would be an interesting study using standardized and validated tests, as well as hand strength grip testing, which would give us valid, objective data upon which to base the research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-10+15
JournalAAO Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2013


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