Current estimates suggest that between 5% and 16% of school-aged children in the

Current estimates suggest that between 5% and 16% of school-aged children in the United States have a sensory processing disorder. Further, the incidence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in the United States is currently estimated to be 1 in 42 individuals (“Autism Rates by Country 2020,” n.d.) and sensory hypo- and/or hyper-reactivity is one of the diagnostic criteria for ASD in the DSM5. In other words, a large number of school-age children have ASD and most individuals with ASD also have sensory processing difficulties. Additionally, many children without ASD have sensory processing difficulties. Despite these statistics suggesting that a significant number of children attending public school have difficulties with sensory processing, it is not uncommon, in my professional experience, to hear school-based occupational therapists say, “We don’t do that at my school, we only provide accommodations” or “That is a clinic-based issue, not a school-based issue” when it comes to being asked to directly address sensory processing issues at school. This week, you read 2 articles comparing school and clinic-based occupational therapy services for a child with ASD and challenges in sensory processing. Please reflect on these readings, and any other appropriate resources, as you answer the following questions.
Do you think that occupational therapists should directly address sensory processing difficulties in a school setting? Why or why not?
If you have any work experience in a school setting, please share your experience – for example, do you directly address sensory processing in these children? Do you indirectly address it by providing only accommodations or perhaps consultation? Why do you believe this approach (either direct or indirect) is/was used in the school setting where you work(ed)? Why do you think some occupational therapists don’t directly address sensory processing issues in a school setting?
For those of you who do not have any work experience in a school setting, what hypotheses do you have regarding why some occupational therapists don’t directly address sensory processing issues in a school setting?
According to this week’s articles, what clinic-based interventions have strong evidence supporting effectiveness for improving participation of children with ASD? What interventions have evidence supporting effectiveness to support self-regulation and desired behaviors for children with ASD in a school setting? What interventions commonly used in a school setting do not have sufficient evidence to support their use as stand-alone sensory interventions at school?
Finally, how were the treatment plan, goals, and interventions for Alejandro in the clinic setting similar and how were they different from the treatment plan, goals, and interventions provided for Alejandro in the school setting?
Autism rates by country 2020. (n.d.). Retrieved from

Calculate the price of your order

550 words
We'll send you the first draft for approval by September 11, 2018 at 10:52 AM
Total price:
The price is based on these factors:
Academic level
Number of pages
Basic features
  • Free title page and bibliography
  • Unlimited revisions
  • Plagiarism-free guarantee
  • Money-back guarantee
  • 24/7 support
On-demand options
  • Writer’s samples
  • Part-by-part delivery
  • Overnight delivery
  • Copies of used sources
  • Expert Proofreading
Paper format
  • 275 words per page
  • 12 pt Arial/Times New Roman
  • Double line spacing
  • Any citation style (APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard)

Our guarantees

Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.

Money-back guarantee

You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.

Read more

Zero-plagiarism guarantee

Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.

Read more

Free-revision policy

Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.

Read more

Privacy policy

Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.

Read more

Fair-cooperation guarantee

By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.

Read more