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)
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.
After reading this article, you should be able to:
- Recognize the importance of evaluating sensory processing in mental health occupational therapy practice.
- Differentiate among the sensory processing disorders.
- 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
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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