Here are just a few great research articles related to the effectiveness of sensory strategies to get you started:

Davies, P., Gavin, W.J. (2007). Validating the diagnosis of sensory processing disorders using EEG technology. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 61(2), 176–189.

Johnston, C. A., Tyler, C., Stansberry, S. A., Palcic, J. L., & Foreyt, J. P. (2009, April). Gum chewing affects academic performance in adolescents. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Nutrition Scientific Session, New Orleans, LA.

Mahar, M. T., Murphy, S. K., Rowe, D. A., Golden, J., Shields, T., & Raedeke, T. D. (2006) Effects of a classroom-based program on physical activity and on-task behavior. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 38(12), 2086–2094.

Schilling, D. L., Washington, K., Billingsley, F. F., & Deitz, J. (2003). Classroom seating for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: Therapy balls versus chairs. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 57, 534–541.

VandenBerg, N. L. (2001). The use of a weighted vest to increase on-task behavior in children with attention difficulties. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 55, 621–628.

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