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

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