This course presents, integrates and applies Ayres sensory integration (SI) theory in the context of occupational therapy for children. Content related to the theoretical constructs upon which sensory integration functions is emphasized. Current views related to sensory processing disorders, diagnostic considerations, patterns of sensory integration dysfunction, and SI deficits commonly associated with disorders such as autism and attention disorders are covered. Intervention planning and implementation are covered through video case studies, and observation and analysis of occupational therapy sessions using SI strategies. Students apply their understanding of normal and abnormal child development, and clinical reasoning skills for providing OT services for children with sensory integration problems in clinical, early intervention and school-based settings.
Prerequisite(s): OT 862 and OT 862L
Only listed majors in section: OCC THERAPY, OCC THERAPY ADV, OCC THERAPY EXT