Sensory inputs and occupations are integral to substance use, as well as the coping skills and meaningful lifestyle choices that can support wellbeing. Despite this, these areas are often overlooked in alcohol and other drug treatment. This presentation will explore the science in this area and considerations for evidence-informed care that takes into account the sensory and occupational needs of this population.
Michelle Taylor is an occupational therapist. The focus of her clinical work has been the drug and alcohol and mental health sectors. She has strong interests in sensory approaches, occupational approaches and creative writing. She currently works at Insight as an Advanced Clinical Educator.