Diane Bird, Tanya Rihtman; Sensory-Based Therapies: OTs’ Perceptions of the Evidence and Motivation for Practice. Am J Occup Ther 2020;74(4_Supplement_1):7411505118. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2802
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Date Presented 03/26/20
OTs are obliged to adhere to evidence-based principles. This qualitative study investigated OTs’ choices to implement sensory-based therapies in the face of conflicting evidence related to these approaches. Primary motivations related to the sensory processing difficulties not being adequately addressed by other interventions. Passionate beliefs in the effectiveness of sensory-based therapies, grounded in a nontraditional hierarchy of evidence, were identified.
Primary Author and Speaker: Tanya Rihtman
Contributing Authors: Diane Bird
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