Journal article

Sensory Processing Abilities of Children Who Have Sustained Traumatic Brain Injuries

Jane Galvin, Elspeth H Froude, Christine Imms

American Journal of Occupational Therapy | AMER OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSOC, INC | Published : 2009

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: This study describes the sensory processing abilities of children ages 3-10 who sustained a moderate or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). METHOD: We used a prospective, descriptive study design with convenience sampling of 20 children who were admitted to a pediatric neurosurgical unit. Caregivers provided information regarding their child's sensory processing abilities using the Sensory Profile (Dunn, 1999). We also collected demographic information related to the mechanism and severity of injury. Data were analyzed descriptively, and summary statistics were used to describe the Sensory Profiles of the children in comparison to normative data. RESULTS: Proportionally more chil..

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