Episode 40 – Prison & Sensory Approaches
On this week’s episode, I am in conversation with Gisele Craswell, an Occupational Therapist based in Canada about the use of sensory approaches in prison environment. We discuss the sensory experiences of people in prison and the possible impact on functioning. We also discuss what the evidence says about sensory interventions and mental health, the challenges in providing sensory interventions in prisons and Gisele provides advice for OTs based in prison or forensic units who want to develop a sensory pathway. Gisele states that she is more than happy to answer any questions or have conversations with OTs about this area of practice so if you would like to get in touch, please drop me an email and I will link you up with her. Below are some of the resources Gisele has found useful in informing her practice.
Tina Champagne’s (2011) book “Sensory Modulation & Environment: Essential Elements of Occupation”
Julie O’Sullivan & Carolyn Fitzgibbons (2018) book “Sensory Modulation: Changing how you feel through using your senses”
Karen Moore’s “Sensory Connection Program
Tepou Sensory Modulation
If you have any feedback on this episode or you would like to be a guest on a future episode, please drop an email to “firstname.lastname@example.org” or DM via Twitter (@OT_Chill) or Instagram (otandchill).
Please rate and review this podcast to help it get noticed by others. Also share it with colleagues and friends.
Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/otandchill/message