Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Incidence of and Relationship Between Tactile Sensitivity and Self-Regulation in Six- to Eight-Year-Old Children
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Belmont University, Nashville, TN, USA
  • Belmont University, Nashville, TN, USA
  • Belmont University, Nashville, TN, USA
  • Belmont University, Nashville, TN, USA
  • Belmont University, Nashville, TN, USA
  • Belmont University, Nashville, TN, USA
  • Belmont University, Nashville, TN, USA
Article Information
Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder / Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Sensory Integration and Processing / Assessment/Measurement
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Incidence of and Relationship Between Tactile Sensitivity and Self-Regulation in Six- to Eight-Year-Old Children
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500037. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO4800
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411500037. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO4800
Abstract

Date Presented 03/27/20

The purpose of this study was to explore the incidence of and relationship between tactile sensitivities and self-regulation difficulties in children with and without a sensory processing disorder (SPD). Thirty-nine percent of children reported significant tactile sensitivities, and those with an SPD had more self-regulation difficulties. Findings support OTs to enhance well-being by addressing tactile sensitivities and self-regulation of children with and without SPDs.

Primary Author and Speaker: Lorry Liotta-Kleinfeld

Additional Authors and Speakers: Lynsey Beros, Andrea Boyer, Taylor Boggus, Madeleine Ruff, Mary Little, Rachael Sollman