Effects of a weighted vest on attention to task and self-stimulatory behaviors in preschoolers with pervasive developmental disorders.

@article{FertelDaly2001EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of a weighted vest on attention to task and self-stimulatory behaviors in preschoolers with pervasive developmental disorders.},
  author={D. Fertel-Daly and G. Bedell and J. Hinojosa},
  journal={The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association},
  year={2001},
  volume={55 6},
  pages={
          629-40
        }
}
  • D. Fertel-Daly, G. Bedell, J. Hinojosa
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
OBJECTIVE This study examined the effectiveness of using a weighted vest for increasing attention to a fine motor task and decreasing self-stimulatory behaviors in preschool children with pervasive developmental disorders (PDD). METHOD Using an ABA single-subject design, the duration of attention to task and self-stimulatory behaviors and the number of distractions were measured in five preschool children with PDD over a period of 6 weeks. RESULTS During the intervention phase, all… Expand
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