Putting Our Pieces Together: An Inter-Professional Approach to Becoming a Sensory-Friendly Hospital
In a country with a rising prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) diagnoses, health care facilities need to evolve their approach in caring for these patients. Spearheaded by child life specialists, this hospital assembled an inter-professional team to initiate a sensory-friendly culture change to provide better and safer care for pediatric patients with ASD and SPD.
Explore the basics of sensory processing and sensory profiles.
Explore successful strategies and roadblocks encountered in changing a culture to become more sensory-friendly.
Identify an inter-professional team strategy to achieve increased staff comfort in caring for patients with ASD/SPD.
Cardiac Child Life Specialist
Inova Children's Hospital