OT Corner:: How Do You Talk to Parents About Sensory Sensitivities?

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After reading a thought provoking blog post from Christopher Alterio,OTR, on Deconstructing the myth of clothing sensitivity as a ‘sensory processing disorder’, it really made me think about how we talk to parents as pediatric therapists.  Not just about clothing sensitivity or other sensory sensitivities but about any concern that a parent comes to discuss with a pediatric occupational or physical therapist.  I strongly recommend that you read the entire blog post.  In general, the goal of the blog post is to “change the online narrative that unnecessarily pathologizes this issue as a ‘sensory processing disorder.’”  I agree with Mr. Alterio’s position in the post but it made me consider the changing job description of pediatric therapists that seems to be evolving.

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