Ayres sensory integration ® implementation in Malaysian occupational therapists : challenges and limitations

Farah Samsu Rahman, and Masne Kadar, and Dzalani Harun, (2022) Ayres sensory integration ® implementation in Malaysian occupational therapists : challenges and limitations. Jurnal Sains Kesihatan Malaysia, 20 (2). pp. 117-128. ISSN 1675-8161


Official URL: https://ejournals.ukm.my/jskm/issue/view/1403


One of the most popular interventions provided by occupational therapists for pediatric clients is Ayres Sensory Integration® (ASI). Strict fidelity measures consisting of procedural and structural elements must be adhered to when using it. These fidelity measures distinguish Ayres Sensory Integration® from other sensory-based interventions. This study involved the development of a survey instrument and outlined the challenges that Malaysian occupational therapists face when using Ayres sensory integration® (ASI). The questionnaire development involved the processes of assessing its validity and reliability. A total of 161 occupational therapists working in various healthcare settings responded to the survey by answering a self-administered questionnaire. The results identified eight themes or issues: (1) Inadequate Training, (2) Resource Issues, (3) Physical Constraints, (4) Time Constraints, (5) Limited Information/ Support Provided By Family, (6) Limited Support From Management, (7) Limited Information/Support Provided By Suppliers, and (8) Issues in Implementing Evidence-Based Practice. Identifying the challenges of implementing ASI is an important aspect of improving occupational therapy assessments and interventions, which would establish the effectiveness of the interventions provided.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Ayres sensory integration; Occupational therapy intervention; Fidelity measures; Sensory processing issues
Journal:Jurnal Sains Kesihatan Malaysia
ID Code:21138
Deposited By: Noor Marina Yusof
Deposited On:13 Feb 2023 06:49
Last Modified:15 Feb 2023 06:53

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