Pediatric occupational therapy practitioners frequently provide interventions for children with differences in sensory processing and integration. Confusion exists regarding how best to intervene with these children and about how to describe and document methods. Some practitioners hold the misconception that Ayres Sensory Integration intervention is the only approach that can and should be used with this population. The issue is that occupational therapy practitioners must treat the whole client in varied environments; to do so effectively, multiple approaches to intervention often are required. This article presents a framework for conceptualizing interventions for children with differences in sensory processing and integration that incorporates multiple evidence-based approaches. To best meet the needs of the children and families seeking occupational therapy services, interventions must be focused on participation and should be multifaceted.
Reynolds, S., Glennon, T.J., Ausderau, K., Bendixen, R.M., Miller-Kuhaneck, H., Pfeiffer, B., ... Bodison, S.C. (2017). Using a multifaceted approach to working with children who have differences in sensory processing and integration. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 71(2), 7102360010p1-7102360010p10. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2017.019281
American Journal of Occupational Therapy