Librya Green, Erika Willis, Natalie Ziev, Debora Oliveira, Barbara Kornblau, Scott Robertson; The Impact of Weighted Blankets on the Sleep and Sensory Experiences of Autistic Adults. Am J Occup Ther 2020;74(4_Supplement_1):7411515373. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO6802
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Date Presented 03/27/20
Through an online survey of open-ended questions, this qualitative study explored the impact of weighted blankets on sleep and autistic adults’ sensory experiences. Autistic adults were recruited from online support communities. Qualitative data was analyzed using grounded theory until saturation was reached. Multiple researchers and data sources ensure rigor and trustworthiness of data. Participants reported benefits in sleep, sensory issues, and stress reduction from weighted blanket use.
Primary Author and Speaker: Librya Green
Additional Authors and Speakers: Erika Willis, Natalie Ziev, Debora Oliveira, Barbara Kornblau
Contributing Authors: Scott Robertson
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