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January 13, 2015

Occupational Therapist loves calming chairs for people with autism


Megan Bevington, MS, OTR/L, an occupational therapy team member at the Midtown office of Child and Family Development, works regularly with kids with sensory processing difficulties.  Recently, she read this article in the Kansas City Star about some students who invented a chair that provides sensory input and helps to calm a person who is over stimulated by the environment.  


Megan says, “I think this is just awesome. I have so many children who really benefit from deep pressure to help then achieve that ‚Äújust right‚Äù state of regulation so that they can function optimally in their environments. To think there are people out there continuing to innovate new concepts for these children with sensory processing delays is really reassuring and comforting. I can‚Äôt wait to see what they continue to do with these chairs.” 

We think these chairs would be particularly useful for people with autism.  

Read more about sensory processing services here

Megan Bevington and our other licensed occupational therapists are available to share their expertise.