Purpose: The study aims to verify the relationship between language development and sensory modulation ofchildren, and to build a foundation as useful data for intervention of an appropriate mediation.
Method: The subjects of this study included 53 children, 37 boys and 16 girls, aged 36 to 47 months. As thescreening tool, a Short Sensory Profile (SSP) was applied, and Sequenced Language Scale for Infants (SELSI)was used and evaluated for the language development.
Result: The difficulty in sensory modulation seems to be a result of problems in children with languagedevelopmental delays, as indicated by the sensory modulation of children 3 years in age with languagedevelopment delays, who are in the category of Probable Difference (PD) in the result of the SSP and whoselanguage development appeared to show an age equivalent of 18 months for the SELSI. Second, there was positiverelationship with language development in the sensory modulation of 3 year old children with languagedevelopmental delays, and in particular there was a highly positive relationship between auditory filtering andexpressive language.
Conclusion: This study verified a significant relationship between sensory modulation and language development of3 year old children with language developmental delays.