Using our 'sensory lens', we are able to help children with varying challenges - not just those diagnosed with sensory issues - from a more holistic stance.

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.

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Quick Facts About Sensory Integration

What is the history of sensory integration?

"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

What is sensory integration therapy?

"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

Who is sensory integration for?

Sensory integration therapy is for anyone who struggles to process sensory information effectively. Sensory processing challenges do not discriminate - people of all ages, demographics, & diagnosis (or lack thereof) can struggle to process sensory information. 

Sensory integration can be beneficial for people who struggle with -
  • Transitions - transitioning from one task to another, or from one environment to the next
  • Attention - having trouble focusing in school or busy environments
  • Personal Hygiene - aversion to brushing teeth, bathing, toileting
  • Social interactions/situations - trouble communicating with peers
  • Sleeping
  • & more 

What are the benefits of sensory integration?

"Benefits of sensory integration therapy may include:

  • modulation of sensory systems
  • self-regulations
  • improved function in school, home and community
  • improved independence with activities of daily living (ADLs)
  • maximized functional ability to perform daily and recreational activities
  • enhanced motor planning ability
  • active involvement and exploration of environments
  • efficient organization of sensory information"

Credit - Beaumont

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