Date Presented Accepted for AOTA INSPIRE 2021 but unable to be presented due to online event limitations.
Youth who reside in congregate-care foster homes are at greater risk of developing physical, emotional, and behavioral problems. Many of these children could benefit from OT services but are not yet identified because of a lack of assessment. Data from this study suggest sensory modulation challenges are common in this population and may contribute to observed behavior problems. Critical information is provided to advocate for OT services in the foster care system.
Primary Author and Speaker: Amy Armstrong-Heimsoth
Additional Authors and Speakers: Sarah A. Schoen
Contributing Authors: Tessa Burt