Poster Session  |   July 2017
Efficacy of Weighted Blankets for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Overresponsivity, and Sleep Disturbance
Author Affiliations
  • Idaho State University
Article Information
Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   July 2017
Efficacy of Weighted Blankets for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Overresponsivity, and Sleep Disturbance
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2017, Vol. 71, 7111515242p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.71S1-PO4116
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2017, Vol. 71, 7111515242p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2017.71S1-PO4116
Abstract

Date Presented 3/31/2017

Weighted blankets are commonly used by occupational therapists for children with autism spectrum disorder and sensory processing difficulties. The findings of this case series indicate that a portion of the participants responded positively to the weighted blanket intervention and increased their sleep quality.

Primary Author and Speaker: Bryan Gee

Additional Authors and Speakers: Tyler McOmber, Jesse Sutton, Kimberly Lloyd