Neuroplasticity and sensory stimulation

Pagliano, Paul (2009) Neuroplasticity and sensory stimulation. In: Proceedings of the Regional Symposium on Autism Spectrum Disorders. pp. 1-6. From: Regional Symposium on Autism Spectrum Disorders: beyond behaviour, 4 -5 November 2009, Townsville, QLD, Australia.

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In this paper we learn about neuroplastic rehabilitation and how this new science might be used to make sensory stimulation more accessible, relevant and meaningful for people with autism. Neuroplasticity is an incredibly complex process but a simplistic view is the idea that the brain changes itself in response to the level and type of sensory stimulation it processes. Educators who work with people with sensory issues therefore need to be much more alert to the interface between sensory stimulation and brain development. This paper introduces the basic principles of neuroplastic rehabilitation and investigates how these principles might be used to better inform practice when working with people with autism.

Item ID: 11237
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
Keywords: neuroplasticity; sensory stimulation; autism
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Date Deposited: 31 May 2010 02:55
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130312 Special Education and Disability @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939907 Special Needs Education @ 100%
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