Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

DOI

10.15241/egs.5.2.273

Publication Title

The Professional Counselor

Volume

5

Issue

2

Pages

273-292

Abstract

Sensory processing disorder is a complex neurological disorder affecting approximately 5–17% of the population, yet professional counselors often misunderstand and misdiagnose this disorder. A child’s academic, emotional and social functioning can be substantially impacted by sensory processing disorder; early diagnosis and treatment is crucial. In this article, the authors describe the disorder, discuss its impact on children and their families, and provide recommendations and resources for both mental health counselors and school counselors to utilize when serving this unique population with special needs. A case study is included, in addition to suggestions for treatment collaboration and advocacy on behalf of clients with sensory processing disorder.

Original Publication Citation

Goodman-Scott, E., & Lambert, S. F. (2015). Professional counseling for children with sensory processing disorder. The Professional Counselor, 5(2), 273-292. doi: 10.15241/egs.5.2.273

ORCID

0000-0003-4129-3308 (Goodman-Scott)

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