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2012 Master's Level Graduate Research Conference

Session I - Session II - Session III - Session IV

Sensory Integration Approaches in Children: Exploring the Controversies

It is theorized that Sensory Integration (the process of the human brain organizing and interpreting sensory information experienced through touch, taste, smell, sight, sound, temperature, pain, position, movement, body awareness, and the pull of gravity) provides a crucial foundation for later, more complex learning and behavior. Sensory integration dysfunction/disorder (SID) is a neurological disorder that results from the brainís reduced ability to integrate certain information received from the bodyís sensory system. A long-standing controversy exists over the effectiveness of treatment of SID and even if it is within the scope of practice for rehabilitation professionals. SLPs and OTs, working with pediatric populations, were surveyed for their training and knowledge of sensory integration and its rehabilitation application. This session presents analyzed survey results identifying the factors related to the controversies of its therapeutic use. Authors: Marie Sanford,MS, CCC-SLP; Carolyn Paskoff, B.S.; Elizabeth Rotheim, B.S.; and Chea Snyder, B.S.

Presenter: Carolyn Paskoff (Ithaca College) --
Topic: Health/Occupational Therapy - Poster Session
Location: Edwards Hall Lobby
Time: 10:30 am (Session II)