Sensory Integration Discussion with OT faculty John Pagano


Sensory Integration Needs to Evolve

We would like to share this blog discussion from: John Pagano, a renowned member of Education Resources’ Faculty
John is teaching his popular conference:
Effectively Treat Behavior in Children with Autism Spectrum and Other Sensory Challenges
September 20-21, 2013 – Orland Park, IL
October 18-19, 2013 – Cedar Knolls, NJ
November 8-9, 2013 – Hollywood, FL
Please click above for full course details, to download to register and the option to register.
Following its initial development by A. J. Ayres, Sensory Integration Intervention has been slowly evolving.   As a result of this slow evolution, two major problems threaten the sensory integration frame of reference.
First is the problematic discrediting of sensory integration research by some behaviorists and pediatricians who favor interventions that are too rigid or medication based to optimally help children.  Second is intervention borrowing sensory integration terminology with out adequate expertise in carrying out the strategies.  Increasing use of “brushing, sensory diets, sensory equipment, and comfort rooms” developed and used by teachers and mental health therapists with out adequate guidance from therapists trained in sensory integration significantly dilute the effectiveness of sensory integration intervention.

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We would welcome your thoughts and discussions, thank you