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

This study was published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy.  You may have to create an account to read the full study.


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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