What is Sensory Integration Therapy?
Our Sensory Integration Therapy provides a comprehensive evaluation and intervention program designed to help kids who have trouble processing sensory information. Our sensory systems include our sense of touch (tactile), sense of balance (vestibular), sense of where our body and its parts are in space (proprioception), as well as smell, taste, vision and hearing. Sensory integration is the brain’s ability to take in information from all the senses, organize it, and respond to it accurately.
What are the benefits?
Sensory integration therapists use gradually increasing play based activities to improve a child’s nervous system and its ability to respond in a more “organized” way to sensations and movement. A child’s interpretation and understanding of how their sensory systems interact with their environment and other people around them is a necessary foundation for more complex learning and behavior skills including communication, attention, coordination, self-regulation, independence with daily living tasks, academic performance and social skills.
Who is it for?
We help children who struggle with being over-sensitive or under-sensitive to sensory input that may be effecting other areas of their development and well-being. Sensory integration therapy is commonly used to treat children in individual or group therapy sessions with:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Sensory Processing Disorder
- Developmental delays
- Communication delays
- Picky eating
- Meltdowns and tantrums
- Aggression or avoidance behavior
- Poor motor coordination and motor planning
- Poor balance
- Poor body awareness
- Social difficulties
- Poor self-regulation and emotional skills
- Poor attention and academic performance