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Case Report  |   March 1999
A Child’s Occupational Performance: Considerations of Sensory Processing and Family Context
Author Affiliations
  • Sandra Barker Dunbar, MA, OTR/L, BCP, is Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, Nova Southeastern University, 3200 S. University Drive, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33328
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Case Report   |   March 1999
A Child’s Occupational Performance: Considerations of Sensory Processing and Family Context
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March/April 1999, Vol. 53, 231-235. doi:10.5014/ajot.53.2.231
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March/April 1999, Vol. 53, 231-235. doi:10.5014/ajot.53.2.231
Abstract

Sensory processing problems can be serious enough to affect a child’s performance in school and home environments but often go undetected or are misunderstood. Poor sensory processing can affect a child’s ability to successfully perform daily activities because of its effect on cognitive, sensory, and motor development. The relationship of sensory processing to children’s occupational performance in their daily lives is an important consideration.