Sensory Processing Disorder Case Study

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If and when diagnosis is correctly done, a person suffering from Sensory Processing Disorder can start treatment for their conditions. Contrary to popular belief, the treatments in place to help patients with SPD is greatly flawed. According the Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation (2015), treatment for SPD in children is often treated through occupational therapy, which tends to focus on identifying and eliminating any perceived barriers that prevent patients from being active participants in day-to-day life, with the help from many professionals such as teacher, physical, speech and listening therapist, social workers and many more professionals. Treatment is often family-centered, with loved ones collaborating with health professional …show more content…
They conducted a case study on a 7 year old boy with delayed motor skills and sensitivity to light, sound and touch and a 7 year old girl with concentration and writing problems. They underwent the same sensory diet of fine motor skills therapy and scheduled one-on-one activities. The treatment was seen as extremely helpful to the girl and less valuable for the boy. Though both children had fine motor skill issues, the girl had a concentration issue while the boy had a sensitivity issue. These are two different problems that should be dealt with as their own entity, however they were not. Hence why the girl was more successful than the boy as scheduled activities would be more beneficial to ones with concentration issues. This is a clear testament to the ineffectiveness of generalized treatment of …show more content…
According the University of Washington Health department (2015), treatment is defined as the means of managing or caring for a patient by combating the disease or disorder. A cure as defined by the Merriam Webster Dictionary (2015) as is something, presay a drug, that completely restores the health of a person suffering from a disease or condition. Many treatments for others diseases act as a cure, such as the treatment of athlete 's foot with antifungal creams, powders, or sprays that kill fungus (WebMD, 2015). However in the case of SPD, the treatment provided only provides a temporary fix to the problem at hand.This is not to say occupational therapy is not effective, as in most cases it is . However, occupational therapists often market the treatment of SPD through therapy of a clear-cut solution that completely resolves the issue. This is not the

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