Calming effects of deep touch pressure in patients with autistic disorder, college students, and animals.

@article{Grandin1992CalmingEO,
  title={Calming effects of deep touch pressure in patients with autistic disorder, college students, and animals.},
  author={T. Grandin},
  journal={Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology},
  year={1992},
  volume={2 1},
  pages={
          63-72
        }
}
  • T. Grandin
  • Published 1992
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology
ABSTRACT Many people with autistic disorder have problems with oversensitivity to both touch and sound. The author (an autistic person) developed a device that delivers deep touch pressure to help her learn to tolerate touching and to reduce anxiety and nervousness. The "squeeze machine" applies lateral, inwardly directed pressure to both lateral aspects of a person's entire body, by compressing the user between two foam-padded panels. Clinical observations and several studies suggest that deep… Expand
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