Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Sensory Integration in NY Science Times

I was surprised to see an article in the NY Times (Science Times) on sensory integration on 6/5/2007. I grew up being addicted to the Science Times section of that paper so I have some long term positive bias for anything that appears in that section of the paper - even though I don't particularly like the NY Times in general any longer.

So I have some bias, because I am like Virginia O'Hanlon reading something that Frank Church wrote just for me... but the article on sensory integration was relatively even handed so I was pleased. I am a critic of the current state of research for sensory integration so I was happy to see the anecdotal reports of parents and the interesting research that people like Patti Davies are doing on neurophysiological underpinnings of sensory processing all in the same article.

The research funding problem is also described well. This is an article that will be good for the general public and for other researchers and professionals to read and consider.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi I am impressed with your site and see that research and finding the lastest evidence is one of your passions. I was wondering if you could help me please....I am an occupational therapist working in neuro rehab (community based. Currently our service is under going a review of allied health staff and the benefit of these staff members and the benefit of rehab. Do you happen do have any links or articles relating to rehabilitation and best practice? I mostly mork with clients who are aged between 16 and 65 years. I look forward to hearing any comments you may have. You are welcome to visit my site....
http://occupationaltherapyrehab.wordpress.com/
Cheers Marie

Chris said...

Hi Marie,

On our website at www.abctherapeutics.com we have links to 'Evidence Briefs' that were published by AOTA. These can be found under the 'Resources' section on both the adult and pediatric sides of the website. They are a great place to start!