Poster Session  |   July 2017
Effects of Deep Pressure on Arousal and Performance in Adults With Autism: Examining the Efficacy of the Vayu Vest
Author Affiliations
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia
Article Information
Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   July 2017
Effects of Deep Pressure on Arousal and Performance in Adults With Autism: Examining the Efficacy of the Vayu Vest
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2017, Vol. 71, 7111515225p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.71S1-PO2150
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2017, Vol. 71, 7111515225p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.71S1-PO2150
Abstract

Date Presented 3/30/2017

Adults with autism have impairments in autonomic nervous system regulation that impact their ability to engage socially and perform functional tasks. This study tested the efficacy of a sensory-based technology, the Vayu Vest, as a means of altering autonomic arousal and increasing performance.

Primary Author and Speaker: Stacey Reynolds

Additional Authors and Speakers: Shelly Lane

Contributing Authors: Brian Mullen, Caitlin Boulware, Holly Timberline, Michelle Norris, Caitlin McDaniel, Kaitlyn Baumann, Anthony Guarriello