The Sensory Connection: An OT and SLP Team Approach

The Sensory Connection: An OT and SLP Team Approach

by Nancy Kashman, Janet Mora


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Drawing on their extensive experience in developing and implementing effective treatment programs in homes, schools, and clinics, Nancy Kashman (OT) and Janet Mora (SLP) provide practical advice and workable strategies to help children and adults with sensory and communication disorders.
Combining aspects of occupational and speech-language therapies, Nancy and Janet demonstrate how an integrated team approach increases therapeutic effectiveness while maximizing the benefits of treatment resources. This revised edition offers even more techniques that can enhance a person's ability to attend, function, and learn. Detailed, illustrated appendices show and explain creative activities and include sample handouts.

Supported by numerous references and case studies, the authors tackle topics such as:

  • Understanding Sensory Integration and Communication
  • Sensory Processing Difficulties
  • Sensory-Based Behaviors
  • A Therapeutic Approach to Intervention
  • The Benefits of Teaming
  • Assessment of Communication Skills and Sensory Motor Skills
  • Assessment of the Environment
  • Environmental Strategies and Supports
  • Treatment Strategies for Children
  • Strategies for the Adult & Older Child
  • Transitions & Informational Tools
  • Oral & Feeding Interventions
  • Developing Communication Skills
  • Using Videos
  • And more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781932565485
Publisher: Future Horizons, Inc.
Publication date: 06/01/2005
Pages: 191
Product dimensions: 7.06(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

Nancy Kashman, LOTR graduated from the University of Wisconsin and has been a pediatric occupational therapist for over twenty years, working in a variety of home and school settings. She emphasizes sensory integration and neurodevelopmental treatment using a multi-sensory approach that is individualized to the needs of each child. Ms. Kashman also trains educators and therapists nationally in the use of sensory integration techniques to facilitate skill development.

Janet Mora, MA, CCC-SLP, is a graduate of Tulane University and is certified in speech language pathology, elementary education, learning disabilities, and school administration. She is director of the innovative Chartwell Center in New Orleans and is an experienced speech therapist, classroom teacher, and student appraisal coordinator. She is also a nationally known speaker on using sensory integration techniques to facilitate communication skills for children and adults.

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

"This sensitive and sensible book about effective teaming makes great sense! Following these guidelines, OTs and SLPs can merge the art and science of their fields to provide coherent intervention for kids with sensory processing disorder. 'Stuffed Pants,' 'Oral Box,' and other suggestions work for everybody—children, families, teachers, and therapists."

Carol Kranowitz, MA, author of The Out-of-Sync Child


"Ms. Kashman and Ms. Mora present a comprehensive approach that focuses on building social, motor, learning, and functional living skills. They have put together an impressive set of activities … I heartily recommend this book!" Georgia DeGangi, PhD, OTR, FAOTA, author of Pediatric Disorders of Regulation in Affect and Behavior

“Janet and Nancy have indeed made a wonderful Sensory Connection between the fields of occupational therapy and speech therapy. They artfully use a holistic approach, even including sensory ideas for helping individuals experience 'running a business.'” Diana A. Henry, MS, OTR/L

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