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Successful NIHR Research Study Bid for Members

21 Oct 2016 16:13 | Anonymous

We would like to congratulate two of our Network members on their successful National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) research study bid - Sue Delport and Kath Smith.

Their research bid entitled ‘A pragmatic Randomised Controlled Trial of Sensory Integration Therapy versus usual care for sensory processing difficulties in Autism Spectrum Disorder in children: impact on behavioural difficulties, adaptive skills and socialisation (SenITA)’ has been accepted by the NIHR.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a common lifelong condition affecting 1 in 100 people. This study aims to explore whether, compared to treatment normally offered to families, Sensory Integration Therapy improves a child’s behaviour, socialisation and daily functioning.

The research will be led by Cardiff University and partners and will publish its findings in October 2020. When complete, Sue, Kath and the team will organise an event for affected families to publicise the results and make a summary available to organisations like NAS to include on their websites. A summary will also be made available via social media.

Further information about the project can be found on the NIHR website.


  • 26 Oct 2016 16:56 | Anonymous
    This is such good news. A really important study that has NIHR grant funding and in the UK. The very best of luck to the Research team. This will be a very important study and many of the SI Network membership will be very interested in its progress and outcomes. Look forward to hearing the updates and progress.

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