The effects of deep pressure on self-stimulating behaviors in a child with autism and other disabilities.

@article{Zissermann1992TheEO,
  title={The effects of deep pressure on self-stimulating behaviors in a child with autism and other disabilities.},
  author={L Zissermann},
  journal={The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association},
  year={1992},
  volume={46 6},
  pages={
          547-51
        }
}
  • L. Zissermann
  • Published 1 June 1992
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association
The American journal 0/ Occupational Therapl' ThiS case report describes the effects of deeppressure tactile stimulation in reducing self-stimulating behaviors in a child with multiple disabilities including autism. These behaviors include hitting the hands together, one hand on top of the other, so that the palm of one hand hits the dorsum of the other, or hitting a surface with one or both hands. Such behaviors not only made classroom efforts to have her use her hands for selfcare functions… 

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