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Can you Know me Better? An Exploratory Study Combining Behavioural and Physiological Measurements for an Objective Assessment of Sensory Responsiveness in a Child with Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities.
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PMID:  23055286     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background  Sensory assessment of individuals with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD) can be difficult for several reasons, including the idiosyncratic reactions that these individuals exhibit to environmental stimuli. This case report presents a combination of behavioural and physiological measurements aimed at providing an objective assessment of the sensory responsiveness of a child with PIMD. Material and Methods  The participant was presented with a set of nineteen stimuli commonly used during sensory interventions. Responsiveness to these stimuli was assessed in terms of motor movements, heart rate and electrodermal responses. Results  Although the child only exhibited consistent motor reactions to three of the items, he showed consistent physiological reactions to a total of ten stimuli. Conclusions  Obtained data, although preliminary, suggest that combining behavioural and physiological measurements may constitute a useful resource for assessing the actual responsiveness of individuals with PIMD. With such a resource, people close to these individuals could fine tune their interventions and guarantee their well-being.
Mariely Lima; Karine Silva; Ana Magalhães; Isabel Amaral; Helena Pestana; Liliana de Sousa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of applied research in intellectual disabilities : JARID     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1468-3148     ISO Abbreviation:  J Appl Res Intellect Disabil     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9613616     Medline TA:  J Appl Res Intellect Disabil     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  522-530     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Departamento de Ciências do Comportamento, Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal Ânimas, Avenida Sidónio Pais, Porto, Portugal Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal Escola Superior de Saúde, Campus do Instituto Politécnico de Setúbal, Estefanilha, Edifício ESCE, Setúbal, Portugal Instituto Superior de Ciências do Trabalho e da Empresa, Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal.
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