Research Platform
Issue Date: August 2020
Published Online: August 01, 2020
Updated: September 09, 2020
Trauma, Sensory Processing, and the Impact of OT on Youth in Juvenile Corrections
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Circleville Juvenile Correctional Facility, Circleville, OH, USA
  • Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, USA
  • Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Article Information
Pediatric Evaluation and Intervention / Sensory Integration and Processing / Prevention and Intervention
Research Platform   |   August 01, 2020
Trauma, Sensory Processing, and the Impact of OT on Youth in Juvenile Corrections
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515432. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-RP301C
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2020, Vol. 74, 7411515432. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2020.74S1-RP301C
Abstract

Date Presented 03/28/20

This mixed-methods research examined the impact of sensory-based OT intervention on youth in a juvenile correctional facility through record review data analysis and interviews with incarcerated youth. Youth had a significantly lower rate of violence following OT intervention and other positive behavioral and emotional changes. The findings support the effectiveness of sensory-based OT and its significance for this underserved population.

Primary Author and Speaker: Maria Linkugel

Additional Authors and Speakers: Mikaila Dvornak, Joanne Estes

Contributing Authors: Rachel Snodgrass, Kierra Klein, Ashlyn Williams