Sensory Integration

Sensory Integration

Our therapists are educated in the assessment and treatment of children and adults with Sensory Processing Disorder.  The sensory integration approach involves using all or some of the seven senses each individual has to improve the ability to engage and interact successfully with people and the environment.  Sensory integration occurs when we can perform a purposeful activity in response to received sensory information both from the external environment and our own internal receptors from our body.  In the sensory integration approach, our trained therapists carefully try to balance structure and following the child’s lead in a way that is organizing for the central nervous system.  Our activities facilitate our brain’s ability to focus, screen, sort, and appropriately respond to sensory information.

Traditionally the therapy environment consists of various suspended equipment and means of performing heavy muscle work activities.  It is a family-centered approach.  It involves family education, setting up sensory diets, and suggesting possible accommodations in the client’s home, classroom and other environments.  This approach is often used in conjunction with other therapy interventions, such as, ILS, Therapeutic Listening, and Astronaut training.