Date of Award
Occupational Therapy (M.S.)
Aim: This study is a program evaluation of four different sensory rooms in the schools within Muskegon County Northern Service Unit (NSU) to uncover the benefits of sensory interventions on students’ school readiness.
Methods: Grand Valley State University occupational therapy students analyzed data from the school occupational therapists to promote evidence based practice of this program.
Results: Within this program, sensory interventions increased students’ school readiness.
Conclusion: Outcomes indicate that the primary means of increasing students’ school readiness include transitioning to an active activity following sensory interventions and participating in multiple stations. Results are not generalizable to other programs.
Brzak, Emilie; DeWeerd, Olivia; and Roll, Erica, "Program Evaluation of the Impact of Sensory Room Interventions on Student Readiness in Muskegon County" (2019). Pediatrics. 15.
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