Qigong Sensory Treatment Massage

Research-Based Parent-Delivered Treatment for Children with Autism

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Autism Research and Treatment
Volume 2015, Article ID 904585, 16 pages

Research Article

Early Intervention with a Parent-Delivered Massage Protocol Directed at Tactile Abnormalities Decreases Severity of Autism and Improves Child-to-Parent Interactions: A Replication Study


"The QST Dual program* for autism directed at tactile abnormalities was effective in decreasing severity of individual sensory, behavioral, and language components of autism as well as severity of autism overall. The intervention works by decreasing tactile and other sensory abnormalities and removing the sensory barriers to learning social/language skills and regulating behavior. Child-to-parent bonding improved, and the experience of touch and relationship normalized for parent and child. Children were better able to make eye contact, focus, and listen, and parenting stress decreased. This program can be recommended to parents and early intervention programs at the time of autism diagnosis."

*The QST Dual program includes parent-delivered treatment with QST Therapist treatment and support.

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