Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Sensory-Based Therapies: OTs’ Perceptions of the Evidence and Motivation for Practice
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Independent occupational therapist, Coventry, United Kingdom
  • Coventry University, Coventry, United Kingdom
Article Information
Evidence-Based Practice / Sensory Integration and Processing / Basic Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
Sensory-Based Therapies: OTs’ Perceptions of the Evidence and Motivation for Practice
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505118. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2802
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411505118. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO2802
Abstract

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