Senior Project Advisor
Occupational Therapy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, Applied Behavior Analysis, Sensory Integration Therapy
Occupational therapy highlights the importance of engagement in occupations, or meaningful activities and tasks. Participation in occupations is essential for physical and mental health as well as general well-being. Occupational therapy is commonly utilized in the treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and has been proven successful when used to treat sensory processing disorders related to ASD in particular. Despite this, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the most common form of therapy used to treat ASD and is considered the gold standard for this treatment. ABA and OT are not regularly used in conjunction to treat ASD due to differing views on the effectiveness and validity of both therapies. However, research indicates that the two forms of therapy may be beneficial when used simultaneously to treat ASD.
Liddane, Elise M., "Occupational Therapy and Treatment of Sensory Issues Related to Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Literature Review" (2021). WWU Honors College Senior Projects. 516.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Occupational therapy--Social aspects; Autism spectrum disorders--Treatment; Behavioral assessment; Perception
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