Poster Session
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
OTs’ and Clinical Staffs’ Perceptions of Sensory Rooms in Mental-Health Settings
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, USA
  • Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT, USA
Article Information
Mental Health
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2020
OTs’ and Clinical Staffs’ Perceptions of Sensory Rooms in Mental-Health Settings
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411510315. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO7509
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411510315. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-PO7509
Abstract

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