Understanding and Supporting Interoception in Occupational Therapy: Case Studies

Interoception, often referred to as the “eighth sense,” plays a crucial role in how individuals perceive and respond to their internal bodily signals. This sense is essential for self-regulation, emotional awareness, and overall well-being. For occupational therapy practitioners, understanding interoception and its impact on daily functioning is vital for providing effective interventions, particularly in pediatric … Read more

Sensory-Based Strategies Are Not the Same as Ayres Sensory Integration

Incorrect Use? Sensory strategies are often incorrectly used with sensory integration interventions. One way to distinguish sensory integration methods involve active client participation, whereas sensory strategies involve passive sensations. Sensory integration treatment is based on sensory integration theory which was proposed by Dr. Jean Ayres. The core theory was built on what Ayres new at … Read more

Evidence-Based & Supported Sensory Integration Interventions for Autism | Occupational Therapy Practice

Not all Sensory Integration interventions are effective or supported by the latest evidence. Introduction This is not to say that sensory integration as a whole is not effective. Even still, as occupational therapists should strive to be holistic – research suggests that a top-down approach/perspective instead should at least be considered in addition to SI … Read more