Sensory-Based Therapies For Children
Sensory-Based Therapies For Children

Show: Healthy Children - The Talk Show for Parents

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Larry W. Desch, MD,FAAP
Developmental and Behavioral Disorders
Topic Info
Sensory-based therapies using brushes, swings, balls and other equipment are increasingly used by occupational therapists to treat children with developmental and behavioral disorders. However, it’s unclear whether children with sensory-based problems have an actual disorder related to the sensory pathways of the brain, or whether these problems are due to an underlying developmental disorder. Listen as we learn about these types of therapies and whether they can help our children with Developmental and Behavioral Disorders.
Guest Info
Dr. Desch currently directs both the clinical and educational aspects of Developmental Pediatrics at Advocate Hope Children's Hospital, a major teaching affiliate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago Medical School and Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Desch completed fellowship training in Developmental Disabilities at the University of Kansas Medical School and did post-fellowship work for three years at the University of Iowa in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental Disabilities. Following that, Dr. Desch has served with the Pediatric faculty at the University of Missouri and the University of Wisconsin Medical Schools. Shortly after arriving in the Chicago area, he was given an appointment as a Clinical Associate Professor with the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics. More recently, he was appointed as an Associate Professor at Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Health Sciences.
Melanie Cole, M.S.
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