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WHY IS SI CRITICISED FOR HAVING NO EVIDENCE?
If you explore the evidence base for SI. There are numerous studies relating to the neuroscience behind sensory integration. There is a wealth of research which is highly scientific and backs up what is seen in practice. This is why Sensory difficulties are now included in the DSMV and the NICE guidance for ASD. Unfortunately, as with many of the interventions provided by therapists the evidence base in terms of intervention for these sensory difficulties is limited. This is not because the interventions don't work, but rather due to the challenges which are integral to conducting research with human subjects.
The challenges to conducting research in SI are considered below:
What are we doing about it?
For more information on how to search and critique the research please refer to SensorNet issue 38
To understand the difference between clinical audit, service evaluations and research studies please refer to SensorNet issue 36
All SensorNet issues have research updates to keep you up to date with new and emerging research.