Abstract

Date Presented Accepted for AOTA INSPIRE 2021 but unable to be presented due to online event limitations.

Sensory over-responsivity (SOR) is associated with increased arousal levels and decreased quality of sleep. TouchPoints are wearable devices that deliver alternating bilateral tactile stimulation. The manufacturers claim that TouchPoints interfere with the brain’s stress response, leading to a decrease in arousal levels and improvements in sleep and self-regulation. The purpose of this study was to examine the effectiveness of TouchPoints on improving sleep quality in children with SOR.

Primary Author and Speaker: Stacey Reynolds

Additional Authors and Speakers: Kaelah Pou, Emily Kidney

Contributing Authors: Katherine McGhee, Heather Pruyn Bouley

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