You could say we’ve ‘been around the block with sensory’ (read why we specialize in sensory here). Over the years we’ve had the privilege of helping hundreds of children overcome challenges with their sensory processing.
And as our understanding of sensory processing has evolved, and as more & more research has come available, we have begun incorporating sensory strategies into more of our therapy sessions.
Today you can find us intentionally including sensory rich experiences & strategies into every one of our therapy sessions - not just those focused on treating sensory processing disorder.
This means that by including sensory rich
experiences into all of our sessions we are supercharging time spent in the clinic.
This in turn maximizes our clients potential to reach their goals, and ultimately enables them to build the skills they need to thrive in their everyday lives.
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Not all of the children we work with have been diagnosed with sensory processing disorder, but we still make it a priority to include sensory strategies into every treatment session.
Because neuroscience tells us that when we are exposed to sensory rich experiences, our brains are more capable of doing challenging tasks.
Michaelene has been a world of knowledge in help with my six year old Sensory Processing behaviors. My daughter learned many strategies on how to manage her energy in activities and in turn I was educated on how to practice with her at home. Her tolerance to do activities without meltdowns are so much better and her approach to focus in her schoolwork and interaction with family has shown much improvement!! Best decision I made. -April J.
"The theoretical framework of Sensory Integration Therapy (SIT) was developed in the USA in the 1970s by JEAN AYRES who had studied psychology and neuroscience and was a qualified and practicing Occupational Therapist. She saw the need for an approach which would help therapists to assess and treat people with a problem, known as Sensory Integrative Dysfunction (sometimes called Sensory Processing Disorder).
This approach resulted in the development of a treatment model, different from others, that contributed to powerful improvements for people whose neural pathways were assessed as being dysfunctional. The approach became known as Sensory Integration Therapy (SIT).
In 2007 Parham et al developed a Fidelity Measure to ensure that those searching for a treatment service reflecting the principles of Ayres’ model could differentiate it from other treatments by searching for Ayres Sensory Integration Therapy or ASI Therapy."
Credit - Sensory People
"Sensory integration therapy aims to help kids with sensory processing issues (which some people may refer to as “sensory integration disorder”) by exposing them to sensory stimulation in a structured, repetitive way. The theory behind it is that over time, the brain will adapt and allow kids to process and react to sensations more efficiently.
Sensory integration (SI) therapy should be provided by a specially trained occupational therapist (OT). The OT determines through a thorough evaluation whether your child would benefit from SI therapy. In traditional SI therapy, the OT exposes a child to sensory stimulation through repetitive activities.
The OT gradually makes activities more challenging and complex. The idea is that through repetition, your child’s nervous system will respond in a more “organized” way to sensations and movement." ..keep reading on Understood
Credit - Amanda Morin, Understood
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