Efficacy of Weighted Blankets for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Overresponsivity, and Sleep Disturbance

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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

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