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Children and Adolescents With Sensory Processing Disorders/Sensory Integrative Dysfunction Critically Appraised Topics

CATS (Critically Appraised Topics)

#1: What is the neurophysiologic evidence that using a sensory-based approach in occupational therapy with children and adolescents will be effective?
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#2: What is the evidence for the existence of different types of sensory processing/sensory integration problems in children and adolescents?
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#3: What kinds of difficulties do children and adolescents with sensory processing disorders demonstrate in ADLs, IADLs, education, work/transition, play/leisure, and social participation?
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#4: What is the effectiveness of sensory integration intervention (including the effect of context [cultural, physical, social, personal, spiritual, temporal, and visual]) to create, promote, establish, restore, maintain, modify, and prevent future limitations in activities of daily living, instrumental activities of daily living, education/transition, play/leisure, and social participation in children and adolescents whose sensory processing patterns are interfering with everyday life participation?
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#5: What occupational therapy interventions (including the effect of context [cultural, physical, social, personal, spiritual, temporal, and visual]) are effective to create, promote, establish, restore, maintain, modify, and prevent future limitations in activities of daily living, instrumental activities of daily living, education/transition, play/leisure, and social participation in children and adolescents whose sensory processing patterns are interfering with everyday life participation?
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