We help child who have difficulty with Sensory Integration through Occupational Therapy. In its simplest terms, Sensory Integration is the process of taking in sensory based information from the world and interpreting it to provide useful information about what'sin the world and our bodies relate to those things. In Sensory Integration Dysfunction, information from the sensory receptors is processed incorrectly in the central nervous system (the brain). Our brain distributes the mis-information leading to the person having difficulty learning about the world or making poor conscious/unconcious decisions based on the misinformation. Therefore, the problem stems from neurological dysfunction.
Rocky has met a milestone moment of participating in messy play with no aversions! Way to go!! Rocky is one of TheraTree's clients that quickly had to adjust his method of services due to COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past year, he has been participating in therapy via telehealth. Rocky has been working on his fine motor skills for handwriting and dressing, following directions, and even messy play! Rocky has come such a long way with tolerating messy play that he independently played in the mud for at least 10 mins over the weekend! Mom was so excited that she had to send his therapist a picture. Keep up all the hard work Rocky, we are so proud of you!
Some Sensory Red Flags
- Aversion to being touched
- Refuses to wear certain types of clothing
- Withdraws from hair or face washed
- Avoids getting one’s hands dirty
- Uses fingertips rather than whole hands to manipulate objects
- Fears ordinary movement
- Nauseous in car rides
- Trouble learning to climb or descend stairs or hills
- Apprehensive on uneven or unstable surfaces.
- Tendency to fall
- Lack of awareness of body position in space
- Odd body posturing
- Messy Eater
- Resistance to new movement activities