Tag Archives: SPD

Effects of Weighted Blankets on Sleep Problems in Children with Autism

[Source: Pediatrics via Your Therapy Source] Pediatrics published research on a randomized phase III trial determining the effectiveness of a weighted-blanket intervention in treating severe sleep problems in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Sixty seven children were randomized into a … Continue reading

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Worth Repeating: Is “Sensory Processing Disorder” a Real Medical Condition?

Editor’s Note:  Thank You to my friends on the Pediatric OT group on Facebook for posting this article from New Republic Magazine.  It prompted vigorous discussion on the board.   I particularly think this comment by Beverly Moskowitz, was most … Continue reading

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Pinterest “Greatest Hits” : Velcro Under the Desk for Soothing Tactile Stimulation

This Pinterest Pin of the Week (originally pinned by Katie Danner) has been repinned almost hundreds of times in the past two years. To help a child with SPD receive soothing tactile stimulation, and reduce fidgety behavior, apply a strip of … Continue reading

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OT Corner: How to Create the Right Sensory Environment for a Good Night’s Sleep

[Source:  Friendship Circle] A sensory-friendly bedroom has only one purpose: to create an environment that maximizes the possibility for a long night of restful sleep. Insomnia, night-waking and other sleep disturbances are frequent complaints of people with neurological differences, anxiety … Continue reading

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More Research on Effects of Weighted Vests on Attending Behaviors

[Source:  ABC Therapeutics] I was very happy to see another article on weighted vests in the current issue of AJOT (Lin, Lee, Chang, and Hong, 2014).  The last opportunity we had to look at this issue was the excellent pilot … Continue reading

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