Specialized Family Care Program

Tactile Defensiveness

  • Category: Behavior
  • Materials: Article from DISABILITY SOLUTIONS, Winter 2005: "Don't Touch Me!" Working Through Tactile Defensiveness
  • Goal: Provider has basic knowledge about tactile defensiveness
  • Credit Hours: 1 Hour
  • Date Developed: August 2007
  • Developed by: Donna McCune, Specialized Family Care Specialist

Training Objectives:

  1. Provider can define tactile defensiveness
  2. Provider can recognize signs and symptoms of tactile defensiveness
  3. Provider knows some strategies to decrease touch sensitivity

Training Procedures:

  • *Provider initiated self-study. Alternate formats of the study materials are available upon request. (View Course Materials)
  • Test completed by Provider (Take the Test Below)
  • Review of test responses by Family Based Care Specialist and Provider

* The test is packaged with the Course Materials, however you can take the test online by clicking the link above. Test answers are then submitted electronically to a Family Based Care Specialist for review.