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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 1/2009

01-01-2009 | Original Paper

The Use of Weighted Vests with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Disabilities

Auteurs: Jennifer Stephenson, Mark Carter

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders | Uitgave 1/2009

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Abstract

Therapists who use sensory integration therapy may recommend that children wear weighted vests as an intervention strategy that they claim may assist in remediating problems such as inattentiveness, hyperactivity, stereotypic behaviors and clumsiness. Seven studies examining weighted vests are reviewed. While there is only a limited body of research and a number of methodological weaknesses, on balance, indications are that weighted vests are ineffective. There may be an arguable case for continued research on this intervention but weighted vests cannot be recommended for clinical application at this point. Suggestions are offered for future research with regard to addressing methodological problems.

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Metagegevens
Titel
The Use of Weighted Vests with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Disabilities
Auteurs
Jennifer Stephenson
Mark Carter
Publicatiedatum
01-01-2009
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders / Uitgave 1/2009
Print ISSN: 0162-3257
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3432
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-008-0605-3