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Purpose: This method has been shown to benefit children with sensory processing issues, when performed according to the therapist’s instructions.
What is Needed: A surgical brush that does not scratch, tickle or itch when stroked firmly across the skin.
Frequency: Please perform the procedure every 1.5 to 2 hours during waking hours.
Time Length: Continue the procedure for no more than three (3) minutes per session.
Pressure Applied: Firm pressure should be applied to the brush during each stroke to bend all the brush bristles. It is best if the brush is drawn over the skin directly. Throughout each session, maintain contact with the child with either the brush or your hand at all times.
This page was last updated on: October 30, 2020 02:41 PM
The Rehabilitation Services at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital serve the therapeutic needs of infants, children and adolescents.
The Wilbarger approach is a highly individualized intervention protocol used to treat sensory defensiveness, particularly tactile defensiveness.