The Professional Counselor
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
Goodman-Scott, Emily and Lambert, Simone F., "Professional Counseling for Children With Sensory Processing Disorder" (2015). Counseling & Human Services Faculty Publications. 12.