Kid’s Creek uses sensory processing therapy techniques and a multidisciplinary treatment approach to provide the most effective treatment for your child.
What is Sensory Integration Disorder?
Sometimes information from the senses is not received and organized correctly by a child’s nervous system, resulting in an inability to develop, learn, and behave normally. Trouble in the organizing of information is called sensory integration disorder. It also goes by “sensory processing dysfunction.”
Sensory Processing Therapy at Kid’s Creek Therapy utilizes occupational therapy and/or physical therapy to provide a multidisciplinary treatment approach for children who have trouble making use of sensory information. Therapy is designed to help a child attain his greatest potential for development and learning. An important part of development is the ability to organize information coming from the senses such as smell, taste, touch, sight, hearing, and movement.
How Does Sensory Integration Disorder Therapy Work?
Sensory integrative therapy approaches neurological problems in children by first evaluating the way the child’s brain is organizing sensations. The therapists then guide the child into therapeutic activities that produce sensory information and encourage its organization. These activities are based on normal development and are usually fun for the child.
The younger the child, the better he/she responds to therapy because the brain is more flexible and easily changed. Therapy is provided by an occupational or physical therapist specially trained in sensory integrative techniques. Therapy helps to improve gross motor, fine motor, speech and social skills, cognitive and academic abilities, self-confidence and self-esteem.
Sensory Integration Disorder Symptoms
- Clumsy, poorly coordinated
- Overly active, inattentive, impulsive
- Underachiever in school
- Poor peer relations
- Low endurance, under active
- Overly sensitive to touch, textures of clothes or foods, hair washing/haircuts
- Fearful of swings or playground equipment
- Delayed developmental milestones
- Persistent ear infections
- Speech delays, auditory processing difficulties
- Behavior problems
- Delay in dominance, right/left discrimination
Do you think your child could benefit from Sensory Integration Disorder Therapy? Contact us for a free consultation.