Leading advocates of sensory integration use in occupational therapy explore the exciting potentials of this profound theory and its applications. This truly comprehensive and enlightening book provides step-by-step assistance for therapists in observing patient’s behavior and appropriately modifying the patient’s environment in order to promote increasingly complex adaptive behaviors. Sensory Integrative Approaches in Occupational Therapy moves beyond the traditional use of the practice with the learning disabled elementary school aged child by demonstrating its successful application in programs for infants, preschoolers, adolescents, and the elderly. Occupational therapists with a wide array of clinical, research, and education experience address contemporary issues such as advocacy, cost effectiveness, family participation, and documentation of patient progress. They clearly demonstrate how sensory integration theory complements and mutually reinforces other common occupational therapy practices. This exciting book will stimulate your creativity and encourage the continued development of sensory integration theory as a vital component of occupational therapy in health care.

chapter |3 pages

From The Editor's Desk

ByFlorence S. Cromwell

chapter |2 pages


ByZoe Mailloux

chapter |12 pages

Maternal Role Preparation: A Program Using Sensory Integration, Infant-Mother Attachment, and Occupational Behavior Perspectives

ByJanice Posatery Burke, Florence Clark, Carol Hamilton-Dodd, Toni Kawamoto

chapter |14 pages

Evaluation of Praxis in Preschoolers

ByL. Diane Parham

chapter |10 pages

Using Sensory Integration Principles with Regressed Elderly Patients

ByMary A. Corcoran, Donna Barrett

chapter |7 pages

The Use of Computer-Assisted Behavior Observation in Sensory Integration Practice and Research

ByMary L. Schneider, Maribeth Champoux, R. Hannes Beinert

chapter |10 pages

The Clinician as Advocate for Sensory Integration

ByBarbara E. Hanft

part |33 pages

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