Written by: Olivia Easterbrooks-Dick, MS, OTR/L and Alison Teasdale
originally published August 31, 2020
Self-Study Articles are scholarly articles on current topics related to sensory integration and sensory processing disorder.
Description: This self-study article will describe the development and subsequent review of a program to deliver Sensory integration (SI-OT) services via telehealth. Telehealth was found to be a feasible, acceptable and effective method of delivering SI-OT services by parents and therapists. Therapists were able to address goals, occupations and skills. Working directly in the home has led to increased parent engagement, understanding and carryover while strengthening the therapist family relationship.
By the end of this article readers will be able to:
1. Identify at least three benefits to families of receiving sensory integration occupational therapy services via telehealth.
2. Describe therapist perceptions of the effectiveness and appropriateness of providing sensory integration occupational therapy services via telehealth.
Course Level: Introductory. There are no prerequisites for this course.
Suitable For: Occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, physical therapists, physical therapy assistants, teachers, educational advocates and consultants
Domain: Areas of Occupation
Contact Hours: This course is worth 1.0 contact hours or 0.1 AOTA CEUs.
Completion Requirements: To receive contact hours for this course you must read the article in its entirety, and complete the accompanying assessment.
ADA/Section 504: If you require special accommodations, please contact the Spiral Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or (617) 969 – 4410 ext. 231.
Occupational Therapy Practitioners/ Occupational Therapy Assistants: The Spiral Foundation is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants by the American Occupational Therapy Association. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.