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CE Article: Evaluating Sensory Processing in Mental Health Occupational Therapy Practice

Tina Champagne, OTD, OTR/L and Jane Koomar, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA

Earn .1 AOTA CEU (1.25 NBCOT PDU/1 contact hour)

Abstract
This article will demonstrate the importance of evaluating sensory processing as part of the occupational therapy process when working with clients in mental health practice. In particular, the article will introduce assessment tools and clinical observations that may help in exploring sensory discrimination, with a secondary emphasis on sensory modulation and praxis.

Learning Objectives
After reading this article, you should be able to:

  1. Recognize the importance of evaluating sensory processing in mental health occupational therapy practice.
  2. Differentiate among the sensory processing disorders.
  3. Identify a variety of evaluation tools that help assess sensory processing patterns with clients of different age ranges.

Learning Level: Entry Level

Target audience: Occupational Therapists and Occupational Therapy Assistants

Content:  Category 2: Occupational Therapy Process, Evaluation

Reference Information:
Champagne, T., Koomar, J. (2012). Evaluating Sensory Processing in Mental Health Occupational Therapy Practice. OT Practice, 17(3), CE-1-CE08.

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Additional Details:

SKU: CEA0312
Product Type: Download
Year Published: 2012

Audience:
  • Practitioner
Purpose:
  • Continuing Education
Topics:
  • Mental Health
  • Sensory Integration
Keywords:
  • Continuing Education
  • Mental Health
  • Sensory Processing