Date Presented Accepted for AOTA INSPIRE 2021 but unable to be presented due to online event limitations.
Parents who have sensory processing difficulties register environmental information differently, potentially influencing their stress and sleep. Among 40 parents of children with disabilities, 95% experienced moderate levels of stress and a high percentage of them had sleep issues. For parents of children with autism spectrum disorder, there were significant correlations between sleep quality and over-responsivity to social touch.
Primary Author and Speaker: Megan C. Chang
Additional Authors and Speakers: Kristin Ramos, Raquel Medina, Jimmy Yan, and Michelle Zeman