Making Sense

Exploring the Connection Between Sensation and Emotion Through the Therapeutic Medium of PLAY

February 12, 2021

In pediatric occupational therapy, play is often used as a therapeutic medium. Today Carrie Schmitt and Michele Parkins discuss how the ways in which we play can include emotion regulation alongside sensory motor regulation. They explore the concept of psychosensory experiences tying in temperament as it manifests in play and how this guides therapeutic play aligning with sensory modulation, discrimination and sensory motor development.

Mentioned in this episode:​

  • Foley, G. (2017). Play as regulation: Promoting self-regulation through play. Top Language Disorders 37(3), 241-258. doi:10.1097/TLD0000000000000129
  • Miller, Lucy Jane, Anzalone, Marie E, Lane, Shelly J, Cermak, Sharon A, & Osten, Elizabeth T. (2007). Concept evolution in sensory integration: A proposed nosology for diagnosis. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 61(2), 135-140.

Find Michele Parkins’ new webinar HERE

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