Sensory Integration and Processing Disorders

At TBTW we have a team committed to providing quality sensory integration therapy.  Sensory processing is the brains ability to process the different sensations received at any given time.  Proper sensory processing is imperative for the development of motor, social and behavioral skills.  When this information is not organized properly a sort of neurological “traffic jam” occurs and this child could be suffering with Sensory Processing Disorder.

 

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Clinical Presentation of Sensory Processing Disorders May Include:

  • Decreased attention span
  • Frequent tantrums and irritability
  • Decreased and inappropriate social skills.
  • Decreased balance and increased clumsiness
  • Self stimulation behaviors
  • Difficulty remaining alert or calm
  • Published studies report 1 in 20 children are affected by SPD

Physical therapy helps to address abnormal sensory integration with a sensory diet that includes  the appropriate amount of sensory stimulation to help the child function in their environment.  At TBTW we have a sensory rich pediatric treatment room that includes multiple swings, ball pits and other sensory stimulating activities. Child directed therapy keeps the child engaged with therapeutic activities and provides the most benefit for the child.  Our goal is to improve social interaction, self esteem, self regulation and motor skills.

The Pediatric Specialist at Total Body Therapy & Wellness  would be happy to evaluate and provide treatment for your pediatric patient.  Please call today to set up an appointment.

 

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Blogger: Dr. Sara S. Morrison, PT, DPT, CDT, FCE, CFT, Cert DN, Cert FMT

 

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