Defining Interprofessional Practice: Examining the use of Sensory Strategies in Routine Speech and Occupational Therapy

 

Poster: 11038

 

Presenters: Aimee Piller, PhD, OTR/L

                             Colleen Bye, OTD, OTR/L

 

Contact: aimee.piller@pillerchilddevelopment.com

 

Disclosures: The presenter is the owner of the therapist clinics used in this study.

 

Learner Outcomes:

1) After the completion of this activity, participants will identify sensory strategies used by speech and occupational therapists in the treatment of children with language delay.

2) After the completion of this activity, participants will be able to explain the importance of interprofessional collaboration in the treatment of children with language delay.

3) After the completion of this activity, participants will be able to identify and define the most commonly used sensory-based interventions in speech and occupational outpatient therapy sessions.

 

Abstract: Speech and occupational therapists frequently collaborate to improve outcomes within therapy sessions.  However, there is little data to show if collaborative techniques are applied within the intervention process.  This study examines the interdisciplinary practice of speech and occupational therapists in the use of sensory strategies within routine therapy sessions to define interventions that are the result of interprofessional practice.

 

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