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Friday, July 29 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Sensory Over-Responsivity: How Research Informs Clinical Practice

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About 60% of individuals with OCD report sensory symptoms. One type is sensory over-responsivity (SOR), an impairing intolerance to sensations such as certain sounds, smells, and textures. This presentation will discuss whether SOR and Obsessive Compulsive (OC) traits meaningfully classify the population. A non-clinical sample of 252 adults completed a sensory questionnaire about auditory, visual, taste, smell, touch SOR and an OCD inventory (i.e., obsessive, neutralizing, washing, doubting, hoarding, checking, ordering). Sensory and OC scores yielded four distinct clusters: High OC and SOR traits, Moderate SOR and no OC, Moderate OC and no SOR, and No OC and SOR. Implications for understanding the intervention needs of a subtype of individuals with co-morbid sensory and OC symptoms will be discussed.

View slides here: http://www.slideshare.net/IOCDF/ayelet-ben-sasson-sensory-overresponsivity-and-ocd 


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Ayelet Ben-Sasson, ScD

Dr. Ayelet Ben-Sasson is an assistant professor at the Occupational Therapy Department, University of Haifa. Her research interests are in sensory modulation symptoms, anxiety disorders, early developmental screening, and autism. She completed her doctoral studies in rehabilitation science at Boston University focusing on sensory symptoms in autism. During her post-doctoral fellowship at the Psychology Department at UMASS Boston she... Read More →
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Tamar Podoly

Haifa University
Mrs. Tamar Podoly completed her BA at the Hebrew university of Jerusalem, and worked as an Occupational therapist for 10 years, mainly with individuals who experience a sensory modulation disorder. After finishing her MA in Clinical psychology, at Tel-Aviv University, she has worked for years with adults and children coping with OCD. She also completed her specialization in cognitive behavioral therapy. During the years of practice she... Read More →


Friday July 29, 2016 11:00am - 12:30pm
Avenue Ballroom, 4th Floor

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