Is your child experiencing symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)?
Sensory processing disorder is a condition that prevents sensory signals from being organized into appropriate responses. A child with SPD will find it difficult to process and act upon sensory information, creating challenges in performing countless daily tasks. We offer occupational therapy focused on sensory integration in our “OT gym.” This sensory-rich environment allows our therapists to guide the patient through fun activities that are subtly structured so the patient is constantly challenged and always successful.
The goal of our occupational therapy is to raise a child’s level of function by fostering an appropriate response to sensation in an active and fun way. Over time, this treatment will encourage a child’s appropriate response outside the classroom as well.
Our Occupational Therapists address the areas of:
- Social Participation
- Activities of Daily Living (including feeding and dressing skills)
Pediatric Occupational Therapy is:
- Active - the child participates in creating and executing therapeutic activities, usually through play
- Dynamic - the activities and interactions change in response to the child's behavior and performance
- Sensory-rich with opportunities for a variety of sensory experiences
- Collaborative - the child learns the ability to share control over activity choice and sequence
- Adaptive - activities are neither too easy nor too difficult; children use goal-directed responses that match the demand of the activity
- Engaging - playful activities build on the child's motivation and desires
- Rewarding - activities are structured to allow the child to experience success when responding to a challenge
- Alliance - the child's emotions, abilities and desires are respected through safety and trust
Through Occupational Therapy treatment, you can expect your child to gain gross and fine motor functioning, perform more complex actions, engage in more functional activities, have improved self-esteem, learn better coordination and be more socially interactive.