The American Journal of Occupational Therapy published research analyzing 275 parental responses to 3 questions on history intake forms regarding concerns and hopes for their children's outcomes in OT with a sensory integration approach. The results indicated that parents had four types of concerns for their children:
2. interacting with peers
3. participating in skilled motor activities
In addition, parents were hoping that occupational therapy would help their children develop self-understanding and frustration tolerance to self-regulate their behavior in socially acceptable way.
The researchers concluded that assessment and intervention should focus on some aspects of self-regulation, social participation, skills, and self confidence.
Reference: Parents’ Explanatory Models and Hopes for Outcomes of Occupational Therapy Using a Sensory Integration Approach American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July/August 2014, Vol. 68, 454-462. doi:10.5014/ajot.2014.010843