Kids - Sensory Therapy
Potential OT offers sensory processing assessments, sensory diets, sensory integration therapy and practical advice for children of all ages.
How can you benefit from this service?
The SPM allows us to gain a complete picture of child’s sensory processsing difficulties at school and at a home up to the age of 12.
This assessment allows us to assess children and adolescents from the age of 11 to identify sensory processing patterns and how this impacts on their occupational performance.
As occupational therapists we find practical solutions to enable people to engage in occupations (tasks/activities). Hannah and Louise assess sensory needs, set occupation focussed goals and provide a bespoke sensory diet to treat the needs identified. We also recommend equipment and adaptations to the environment to reduce the impact of sensory processing difficulties.
A sensory diet is a carefully designed, personalised activity plan that provides the sensory input a person needs to stay focused and organised throughout the day. Following a comprehensive assessment the bespoke sensory diet is introduced and regularly reviewed to ensure it remains relevant to the individuals needs.
This theory was developed in the late 60s and 70s by Jean Ayres, an occupational therapist and psychologist. Jean Ayres defined sensory integration as “The neurological process that organises sensation from ones own body and from the environment and makes it possible to use the body effectively with the environment. The theory refers to what happens when sensory integration does not develop well and provides a way to assess and treat these senses.
Our therapists are advanced sensory integration practitioners and are able to offer this therapy to individuals who would benefit from this technique.
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