Jessica Kothari, Francine Seruya; OTs’ and Clinical Staffs’ Perceptions of Sensory Rooms in Mental-Health Settings. Am J Occup Ther 2020;74(4_Supplement_1):7411510315. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO7509
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Date Presented 03/28/20
This mixed-method study explored OTs’ and non-OT clinical staff members’ perceptions and experiences of the development, implementation, and use of sensory rooms in mental-health settings. The results of the study indicate OTPs need to take an active role in the development of sensory rooms. Ongoing training is essential to maintain effective use. Additionally, sensory rooms are being used mainly as calming spaces, despite potential for other uses in mental-health settings.
Primary Author and Speaker: Jessica Kothari
Additional Authors and Speakers: Francine Seruya
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