CALMING EFFECTS OF DEEP TOUCH PRESSURE IN PATIENTS WITH AUTISTIC DISORDER, COLLEGE STUDENTS, AND ANIMALS

Donna Costa

Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology

Research on autistic children indicates that they prefer proximal sensory stimulation such as touching. Deep pressure touch has been found to have beneficial effects in a variety of clinical settings. Calming response to deep touch stimulation appears to be most effectivefor autistic disorders.

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