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The effects of a weighted vest on aggressive and self-injurious behavior in a child with autism.
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PMID:  23278839     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objective: Analyse the effects of a weighted vest on the aggressive and self-injurious behavior of a young boy with autism. Methods: The effects of the weighted vest were examined during a functional analysis utilizing an ABAB design with an embedded multielement design, in which the participant wore a five pound weighted vest or no vest. Results: The results do not suggest the existence of a functional relationship between the use of a weighted vest and challenging behavior, as the weighted vest had no marked effect on levels of aggression and self-injurious behavior. Conclusions: Weighted vests are a commonly implemented form of sensory integration therapy, frequently used as a treatment for disruptive behaviors associated with autism spectrum disorder [Stephenson J, Carter M. The use of weighted vests with children with autism spectrum disorders and other disabilities. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities 2009;39:105-114]. However, the current findings support previous literature which states that the use of weighted vests does not appear to decrease challenging behavior.
Tonya N Davis; Sharon Dacus; Erica Strickland; Daelynn Copeland; Jeffrey Michael Chan; Kara Blenden; Rachel Scalzo; Staci Osborn; Kellsye Wells; Krisann Christian
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-2
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental neurorehabilitation     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1751-8431     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Neurorehabil     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101304394     Medline TA:  Dev Neurorehabil     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Educational Psychology, Baylor University , Waco, TX , USA.
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