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Proprioceptive Activities to Lower Stress (PALS)

Abstract A history of trauma can affect a child’s capacity to express emotions due to the neurological footprints left from neglect and abuse. Oftentimes, children do not have a caregiver as a protector which leaves them vulnerable to harm. In response, children use emotional survival strategies of either flight or fight to adapt to their stressful environment. Occupational Therapy Practitioners (OTP) are positioned to address social and emotional development; however, they often feel ill equipped to address the complexity of trauma and its impact on emotions. OTPs need to look at each sensory system from a nurturing/grounding perspective using movement-based strategies as inroads to address the child’s emotional capacity. A sensory integration inte... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Taggart, Lara G (Author) / Puckett, Kathleen (Advisor) / Chisum, Jack (Committee member) / Diamant, Rachel (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mental health / Occupational therapy / Therapy / Attachment / Mental Health / Occupational Therapy / Proprioception / Sensory Integration / Trauma Informed Care
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 100 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation Leadership and Innovation 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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