Geela Spira, Eyal Ben Mair, Dalia Schecter, Miriam Botzer; The Relationship Between Sleep Behaviors and Sensory Modulation Disorders (SMD) in Children Ages 5 to 11 Years. Am J Occup Ther 2019;73(4_Supplement_1):7311500027. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO7009
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Date Presented 04/06/19
This study investigated sleep difficulties in Sensory Modulation Disorder (SMD). Parents of 105 typical children and 84 children with SMD completed both a sensory and a sleep questionnaire. Significant correlations were found. Too, tactile sensitivity, auditory filtering, seeks sensation, and low energy were significant predictors for 29% of the variance, p<.001. Knowledge of which sensory parameters are affected by poor sleep will enable practitioners to focus their interventions with efficacy.
Primary Author and Speaker: Geela Spira
Contributing Authors: Eyal Ben Mair, Dalia Schecter, Miriam Botzer
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