Sensory Modulation

Sensory Modulation

This manual provides practical assistance for people to increase their knowledge and skills concerning sensory modulation.

Author: Carolyn Fitzgibbon

Publisher:

ISBN: 0648228053

Category: Medical

Page: 202

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Sensory modulation is 'changing how we feel through using our senses'. The senses include touch, movement taste, smell, sight and sound. This sensory input changes the physiology of the body, and in doing so creates a shift in how the person feels. Sensory modulation is broader than just aiming to feel calm and relaxed. It can also be used to: -ground: when feeling dissociated, spacey or having difficulty focusing on the present -soothe: when feeling self-hatred, shame, sad or anxious -calm: when feeling anxious, scared, angry or agitated -relax: when the muscles feel tense or the mind feels stressed -alert: when feeling lethargic, tired or sedated, or having trouble concentrating -reduce or intensify sensations: when feeling self-hatred or shame or the urge to self-harm -increase pleasure: when feeling the need for joy in the moment or happy memories from the past -create a sense of safety: when feeling unsafe, triggered by the current environment or past memories -self-manage symptoms: when experiencing auditory hallucinations, panic attacks, or insomnia -manage pain and itch: when chronic pain or itch is an issue -cope with grief and shock: through soothing the body and mind -cope with cravings for addictions: through using alternatives to substances -reminisce: when wanting to improve memory or connect an elderly person to familiar or pleasurable sensations. Sensory modulation is being increasingly used in health, school and community settings, to support individuals to change their feelings through using sensory input. This manual provides practical assistance for people to increase their knowledge and skills concerning sensory modulation. This includes: -understanding the 8 senses. -explaining how sensory modulation works -getting started with sensory modulation -managing specific intense emotions and challenging scenarios -creating a Sensory Space -using sensory modulation so that it is Safe, Appropriate, Individualised and Meaningful -downloadable factsheets and worksheets
Categories: Medical

Sensory Modulation in Dementia Care

Sensory Modulation in Dementia Care

Explaining sensory-processing issues specific to older populations, this book provides a downloadable assessment tool to help review individual sensory-processing patterns.

Author: Tina Champagne

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784504274

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 168

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Understand and assess the sensory needs of people with dementia, and learn how to implement sensory modulation-based approaches for enriched care. Drawing on the author's Sensory Modulation Program, this approach aids with self-organization and meaningful participation in life activities. Explaining sensory-processing issues specific to older populations, this book provides a downloadable assessment tool to help review individual sensory-processing patterns. It includes a range of sensory-based activities which can be carried out with people at all stages of dementia, both with individuals and in groups. The book also provides recommendations for modifying physical environments to make care settings sensory-enriched.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Sensory Modulation Environment

Sensory Modulation   Environment

Included in this edition are sensory modulation assessment tools, worksheets and information on : The Sensory Modulation Program ; Trauma-informed care ; The restraint reduction initiative ; " iagnostic considerations ; Self-injurious ...

Author: Tina Champagne

Publisher:

ISBN: 0978626516

Category: Occupational therapy

Page: 303

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Categories: Occupational therapy

The Big ACHOO

The Big ACHOO

"The story about Ori and his father's deafening achoo uses fascinating illustrations and a healthy dose of humor to demonstrate Sensory Modulation Disorder (SMD).

Author: Dafna Warm (Sandler)

Publisher:

ISBN: 9655752348

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Page: 68

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Help your kid to deal with Sensory Modulation Disorder (SMD). The story about Ori and his father's deafening achoo uses fascinating illustrations and a healthy dose of humor to demonstrate Sensory Modulation Disorder (SMD). Through the day-to-day example of sneezing, children will learn about responsibility, acceptance, inclusion (containment), and understand about adjusted reactions. The book lays out the different aspects and expressions of sensory modulation in short, concise chapters. It is written in simple, practical language. Parents and educators will acquire not only information and explanations, but also an abundance of ideas for exercises, games, and strategies for working with children - at home, in the yard, in the classroom, at the park, and anywhere else. The Big Achoo is a must-have in every household with a child with Sensory Modulation Disorder, and in every clinic that specializes in the subject.
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Sensory Modulation Disorder

Sensory Modulation Disorder

Two hundred sixty children, ages 4 - 9 years of age, referred to Occupational Therapy Associates at The Koomar Center in Watertown, MA, for sensory processing concerns were examined for Sensory Modulation Disorder (SMD), coping abilities, ...

Author: Audrey E. Kane

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:847756405

Category:

Page: 151

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Occupational therapists theorize that behavioral responses to sensory stimuli are reflective of a child's underlying ability to process sensory information in a manner that allows the child to engage in childhood occupations meaningfully. If a child's ability to process sensory information is compromised, then occupational performance is compromised. Similarly if coping skills are less than adequate, successful engagement in occupations is limited. What is less clear is how sensory modulation and coping interact to influence occupational performance. This study examined the interplay between sensory modulation, coping, and occupational performance in a sample of children referred for sensory processing difficulties. Two hundred sixty children, ages 4 - 9 years of age, referred to Occupational Therapy Associates at The Koomar Center in Watertown, MA, for sensory processing concerns were examined for Sensory Modulation Disorder (SMD), coping abilities, and occupational performance. Results indicate that while sensory modulation is a strong predictor of occupational performance, it only accounts for approximately 20% of the variance in this model. As such, there are additional factors that contribute to occupational performance; these were not identified in the current study. Children with SMD appear to have mild coping deficits, and the interaction between the two, SMD and coping, remains unclear. Additional exploratory analyses revealed significant overlap between subtypes of SMD. Findings from this study laid the foundation for an emerging model reflecting the coping process of children with SMD. Testing the model in future studies will help elucidate these relationships.
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Sensosory Modulation

Sensosory Modulation

This manual provides practical assistance for people to increase their knowledge and skills concerning sensory modulation.

Author: Carolyn Fitzgibbon

Publisher:

ISBN: 0648228045

Category: Occupational therapy

Page:

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"Sensory modulation is 'changing how we feel through using our senses'. The senses include touch, movement taste, smell, sight and sound. This sensory input changes the physiology of the body, and in doing so creates a shift in how the person feels. Sensory modulation is being increasingly used in health, school and community settings, to support individuals to change their feelings through using sensory input. This manual provides practical assistance for people to increase their knowledge and skills concerning sensory modulation. This includes: understanding the 8 senses, explaining how sensory modulation works, getting started with sensory modulation, managing specific intense emotions and challenging scenarios, creating sensory space, using sensory modulation so that it is safe, appropriate, individualised and meaningful, downloadable factsheets and worksheets."--Back-cover.
Categories: Occupational therapy

Sensory Modulation Disorder and Schizophrenia

Sensory Modulation Disorder and Schizophrenia

Multi-site testing using the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) and the Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile (A/ASP) was used to address the following questions: 1) Is there a relationship between symptoms of schizophrenia and ...

Author: Linda Marie Olson

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:731049494

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Schizophrenia is a devastating disorder affecting millions of people in the United States. Studies leading to new understanding of and intervention for this disorder are essential, as current interventions are minimally effective. The end result is high rates of re-hospitalization, impaired occupational performance and decreased community reintegration. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, symptoms of schizophrenia are categorized as positive or negative, with both types of symptoms impacting successful occupational engagement. Based on behavioral observations occupational therapists have hypothesized that this population may also experience sensory modulation disorder (SMD). Although electrophysiological studies support the presence of SMD, studies focusing on the relationship between the observable behaviors of these two disorders are lacking. The purpose of this project is to examine the relationship between symptoms of SMD and schizophrenia. A cross-sectional design was used for this study. A convenience sample of 40 subjects was recruited from two outpatient psychiatric programs in Chicago, Illinois. Multi-site testing using the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) and the Adolescent/Adult Sensory Profile (A/ASP) was used to address the following questions: 1) Is there a relationship between symptoms of schizophrenia and patterns of SMD? 2) Can positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia reliably predict patterns of sensory modulation disorder? A Spearman correlation coefficient was used to examine the relationship between symptoms of schizophrenia and patterns of SMD, indicated a significant positive relationship between positive symptoms of schizophrenia and the low registration and sensory sensitivity quadrants of the A/ASP. Furthermore, a Mann Whitney U test uncovered significantly higher sensory sensitivity scores in African Americans compared to Caucasians. No significant relationships were found between negative symptoms and patterns of SMD. Stepwise regression found that positive symptoms predicted higher low registration scores and a combination of positive symptoms, race and gender were the best predictors of higher sensory sensitivity scores. This study did find a relationship between positive symptoms and patterns of SMD, suggesting that the relationship may actually be between psychosis and SMD and not schizophrenia. However, due to the small sample size, results should be interpreted cautiously and further studies completed.
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Sensory Modulation Patterns in Children with Cerebral Palsy a Comparative descriptive Study

Sensory Modulation Patterns in Children with Cerebral Palsy   a Comparative descriptive Study

Cerebral palsy (CP) causes complex motor and sensory impairments.

Author: Shanna Louwrens

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ISBN: OCLC:1101185154

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Cerebral palsy (CP) causes complex motor and sensory impairments. The motor impairments are well documented in the literature. More recently, researchers have focused on the sensory impairments associated with CP. Sensory modulation disorders (SMD) are identified when children are unable to adequately regulate and grade their responses to sensory inputs to such an extent that it significantly impairs their ability to participate in various areas of occupation. Although there is evidence that children with CP present with SMD, there is no evidence that different types of CP present with different sensory modulation patterns (SMP). The Sensory Profile 2, a well-recognised, standardised questionnaire, was completed by 154 parents/guardians of learners diagnosed with CP, aged between 5.0 to 14.11 years old, in order to (i) determine the predominant SMP in children with CP and (ii) determine whether significant differences existed between the different subtypes of CP. The registration (72.73%) and avoiding (53.90%) patterns were the most prevalent in the CP group. The CP group had a high prevalence of body position (77.92%), movement (56.49%), visual processing (53.25%), and social-emotional (55.84%) difficulties. There was a significant difference between the mean score in the body position processing section (p=0.000) between the ataxic (n=21), dyskinetic (n=21), spastic diplegic (n=61), and spastic hemiplegic (n=49) subtypes. Furthermore, some proportional differences existed between some subtypes. The ataxic and dyskinetic subtypes had a higher percentage of participants scoring out of the norm, reflecting more SMD than the other subtypes. Touch processing difficulties were common in the spastic hemiplegic subtype, which is consistent with clinical observations. The spastic diplegic subtype presented with fewer SMD than the other subtypes. The study confirmed the presence of SMD in children with CP and provided some statistical evidence that different types of CP present with different SMP. These findings will assist occupational therapists to assess and treat these impairments more effectively.
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Sensory Processing Challenges Effective Clinical Work with Kids Teens

Sensory Processing Challenges  Effective Clinical Work with Kids   Teens

This book equips clinicians with all the information they need to know to recognize and understand sensory sensitivities; connect the dots between behavior and underlying sensory processing problems; when to refer and collaborate with ...

Author: Lindsey Biel

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393708349

Category: Medical

Page: 296

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Equipping clinicians with 'sensory smarts' to treat their child clients. Sensory processing disorder (SPD) manifests in a range of troubling childhood behaviors, from intense reactions to noises, smells, or the feel of clothes. This book explains what SPD is, how to recognize it in kids, and how to work with parents and other professionals to most effectively treat it.
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Extreme Sensory Modulation Behaviors in Toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Extreme Sensory Modulation Behaviors in Toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Abstract: Early assessment of sensory modulation in toddlers with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is important as sensory behaviors may impact participation in daily occupations.

Author: Ayelet Thereza Ben-Sasson

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:609610317

Category:

Page: 382

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Abstract: Early assessment of sensory modulation in toddlers with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) is important as sensory behaviors may impact participation in daily occupations. The studies in this dissertation aimed to (1) examine the incidence of extreme sensory modulation behaviors in toddlers with ASD, (2) identify sensory subgroups and their affective symptoms, and (3) explore differences between professionals in differentiating sensory versus anxiety symptoms. In the first study we described the sensory behaviors of 101 toddlers with ASD, 100 typically developing toddlers matched on chronological age, and 99 typically developing infants/toddlers matched on mental age. Measures included the Infant Toddler Sensory Profile (ITSP), and sensory scores from the Autism Diagnostic Interview-Revised and the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-Generic. Toddlers with ASD had significantly higher frequencies of under-and over-responsivity on the ITSP compared with typical groups, and significantly lower frequency of seeking. Sensory scores on the ITSP were significantly correlated with parent report measures but not with clinical observation. Variability in the sensory modulation behaviors of toddlers with ASD led us to perform Study 2, a cluster analysis of toddlers with ASD (n=109). Based on the ITSP sensory under-responsivity, over-responsivity, and seeking scores four clusters emerged, a low frequency cluster (n=21), and high frequency cluster (n=30), a seeking cluster (n=34) with high frequencies of under-responsivity and seeking, and a mixed cluster (n=24) with high frequencies of under-and over-responsivity. The high frequency and mixed clusters who showed sensory under-and over-responsivity, had significantly more internalizing symptoms on the Infant Toddler Social Emotional Assessment than the other clusters. There were no differences among clusters in developmental level or severity of autism. The association between sensory and affective symptoms may reflect different professions' views of similar behaviors as having different origins. In the third study, we conducted a survey to compare 24 occupational therapists with 25 psychologists in judging behaviors as representing sensory and/or anxiety symptoms in toddlers. Occupational therapists had significantly higher sensory ratings than psychologists, showed greater certainty in judging behaviors as representing sensory and not anxiety symptoms, and differed in clinical recommendations for case-studies of toddlers with these disorders. Findings highlight the need for interdisciplinary sensory assessments of toddlers with ASD that consider their impact, pattern and association with child emotional well-being.
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Sensory Modulation and Environnement

Sensory Modulation and Environnement

Included in this edition are sensory modulation assessment tools, worksheets and information on: The Sensory Modulation Program ; Trauma-informed care ; The restraint reduction initiative ; -Diagnostic considerations ; Self-injurious ...

Author: Tina Champagne

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1017009898

Category:

Page: 303

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The newly revised third edition of the Sensory Modulation & Environment handbook is an excellent resource full of practical information created primarily for use with adolescent, adult and geriatric populations in mental health services. It explores the entirety of sensory modulation applications: theory through practice. Included in this edition are sensory modulation assessment tools, worksheets and information on: The Sensory Modulation Program ; Trauma-informed care ; The restraint reduction initiative ; -Diagnostic considerations ; Self-injurious behaviour ; Creating "sensory diets" ; The use of weighted modalities ; The creation and use of sensory rooms ; Self-rating tools ; -Individual and group treatment ideas ; Policy and procedure examples ; Quality improvement study samples ; Staff training handouts ; Assorted handouts, worksheets and much more! This resource is a must have for the innovative mental health practitioner or educator.
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Sensational Kids Revised Edition

Sensational Kids Revised Edition

Newly updated, this revised edition will include the latest research on SPD's relationship to autism, as well as new treatment options and coping strategies for parents, teachers, and others who care for kids with SPD.

Author: Lucy Jane Miller

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698149052

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 464

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Revised and updated—the authoritative bestseller that presents the latest research on Sensory Processing Disorder. Sensory Processing Disorder is an increasingly common diagnosis, with a wide range of symptoms that can be difficult for parents and pediatricians to identify. In Sensational Kids, internationally renowned expert Dr. Miller shares her more than forty years of experience and research findings on SPD. Now in its fourteenth printing, with more than 50,000 copies sold in all formats, it is an authoritative and practical guide to understanding and treating this little-understood condition. Newly updated, this revised edition will include the latest research on SPD's relationship to autism, as well as new treatment options and coping strategies for parents, teachers, and others who care for kids with SPD. Other topics include: The signs and symptoms of SPD Its four major subtypes How the disorder is diagnosed and treated sensory strategies to help SPD kids develop, learn and succeed, in school and in life.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Sensory Integration

Sensory Integration

Drs. Bundy and Lane, with their team of contributing experts and scholars, provide guidance and detailed case examples of assessment and intervention based in sensory integration theory.

Author: Marlaine C Smith

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 9780803661417

Category: Medical

Page: 656

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Drs. Bundy and Lane, with their team of contributing experts and scholars, provide guidance and detailed case examples of assessment and intervention based in sensory integration theory. They describe the neurophysiological underpinnings and synthesize current research supporting the theory and intervention.
Categories: Medical

Sensory Modulation of Climbing Fiber Burst Activity

Sensory Modulation of Climbing Fiber Burst Activity

Adaptations that take place in the cerebellum support motor learning.

Author: Alexander Scott Fanning

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1119669459

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Page: 216

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Adaptations that take place in the cerebellum support motor learning. Climbing fibers (CFs), the axons originating from cells in the inferior olive, provide input to the cerebellum that is important for the development of some of these adaptations. CFs discharge a high-frequency burst of 1-6 action potentials (200-500 Hz) and the bursts occur about once every second. Much of what is known about the influence of CF activity on adaptations is based on observations of the 1 Hz activity without attention being paid to the intra-burst activity. In order to understand more about the full set of functions CF input serves, we have pursued three main projects designed to capture the relevance of the variable, intra-burst activity. We utilized a new calcium indicator, Cal-520, that has superior kinetics, sensitivity, and signal-to-noise, compared to other calcium indicators in order to measure the variable burst activity of CFs. By varying the number of pulses in a high-frequency burst (1, 3, or 5 pulses at 400 Hz), or by varying the interspike interval (ISI; 2, 3, 4, or 5 ms), we found that the calcium response amplitude increased with the addition of more pulses and with longer duration ISIs. This suggests calcium imaging with two-photon microscopy can be used to measure the variable intraburst activity of CFs. With this capability, coupled to the evidence that suggests CFs are activated by sensory stimulation, we then sought to understand how sensory stimuli modulate CF burst activity. We show the occurrence of sensory stimulation evokes larger calcium responses compared with spontaneous activity and strong stimuli produce larger calcium responses than weak stimuli. The same stimuli, if presented repeatedly over multiple days, differentially modulate burst activity depending on the stimulus. If the stimuli are paired in order to induce associative learning, CF calcium responses also show modulation such that responses to a cue that predicts an aversive stimulus increase in amplitude, while responses to the aversive stimulus decrease as learning progresses. These results support an expansion of CFs ability to convey meaningful information about sensory stimulation that can be used to guide learning
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Building Bridges Through Sensory Integration

Building Bridges Through Sensory Integration

This happens through sensory modulation and the functions of inhibition and facilitation. Our brains are programmed to modulate or balance incoming sensory ...

Author: Ellen Yack

Publisher: Future Horizons

ISBN: 9781932565454

Category: Psychology

Page: 207

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A useful practical guide for professionals, parents, teachers and other caregivers. It presents detailed assessment tools as well as consistent strategies for managing challenging behavior. Successful sensory integration techniques include ... advice for a wide range of specific problems ... for adapting home, school, and childcare environments ... [and] creative suggestions for activities, equipment, and resources.
Categories: Psychology

Sensory Perceptual Issues in Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Sensory Perceptual Issues in Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Other examples of the understanding of the notion of sensory modulation and sensory modulation disorder / problems include the following ideas .

Author: Olga Bogdashina

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843101661

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 217

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This book will assist practitioners who work with autistic people to comprehend sensory perceptual differences in autism. Strategies for dealing with sensory integration dysfunction are presented in a manner that can easily be understood by practitioners and carers.
Categories: Family & Relationships