Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
The Relationship Between Sleep Behaviors and Sensory Modulation Disorders (SMD) in Children Ages 5 to 11 Years
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY, USA
  • Sheba Institute for Fatigue and Sleep Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Sheba Institute for Fatigue and Sleep Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Ziv Medical Center, Safed, Israel
Article Information
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Sensory Integration and Processing / Assessment/Measurement
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
The Relationship Between Sleep Behaviors and Sensory Modulation Disorders (SMD) in Children Ages 5 to 11 Years
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311500027. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO7009
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311500027. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO7009
Abstract

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