The Effect of Parent Education Program Based on Sensory Integration Approach on the Parent's Understanding of Sensory Processing Ability of Children With Developmental Delays

감각통합접근 부모교육이 발달지체 아동의 감각처리능력에 대한 부모의 이해도에 미치는 효과

  • Park, Hae-Seong (HAESEONG Children's Cognitive Development Center) ;
  • Kim, Kyeong-Mi (Dept. of Occupational Therapy, College of Biomedical Science and Engineering, Inje University) ;
  • Chang, Moonyoung (Dept. of Occupational Therapy, College of Biomedical Science and Engineering, Inje University)
  • 박해성 (해성아동인지발달센터) ;
  • 김경미 (인제대학교 의생명공학대학 작업치료학과) ;
  • 장문영 (인제대학교 의생명공학대학 작업치료학과)
  • Received : 2015.07.30
  • Accepted : 2015.09.04
  • Published : 2015.09.11


Objective : The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of parent education program with sensory integration approach on the parent's understanding of sensory processing ability of their own children with developmental delays. Methods : The period of this study is from March 15, 2015 to May 10, 2015. The participants of this study were thirty of parents who have children with developmental delays. The participants were randomly divided as experimental group (15 parents) and control group (15 parents) and an educational program was provided to those parents in the experimental group. The education program was developed based on sensory integration approach and 1:1 intensive individual counseling education. Short Sensory Profile (SSP) & a specially designed questionnaire were used to evaluate the parent's understanding of sensory processing ability of their children with developmental delays. The effect of between the groups was analyzed using an independent two samples t-test, and the effect of the intervention within a group was measured using the paired t-test. Results : After the intervention of parent education program, the total score of SSP was significantly decreased and the score of the parent questionnaire was significantly increased (p<.05). Conclusion : The results of this study show that parent education program with sensory integration approach is effective to improve the parent's understanding of sensory processing ability of their children with developmental delays. This study can be used as a good resource for therapists who is planning to provide sensory integration treatment for children with disabilities.


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