Sensory Integration Therapy
What is Sensory Integration?
The concept and theory of sensory integration comes from work developed by Dr A. Jean Ayres, PhD, OTR, an occupational therapist who was based in California, USA. As an occupational therapist, Dr Ayres was interested in the way in which sensory processing and motor planning disorders interfere with activities of daily living and learning.
Sensory Integration Dysfunction or Sensory Processing Disorder are both terms used to describe the difficulty some people's nervous systems have taking in, integrating and making use of sensory information.
Our therapist will view the child in their home and school environments and will also ask you to visit the Sensory Bound clinic.
Sensory processing difficulties change how a person then responds to changes in their own body, the environment and how they interact with it and others around them.
These difficulties with sensory processing can be seen in isolation but is also frequently seen in combination with other diagnoses including:
- Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
- Attention Deficit Disorders (ADD)
- Learning Disabilities (LD)
- Dyspraxia and Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)
- Regulatory and Mood Disorders
- Specific Learning Difficulties (eg Dyslexia, Dyscalculia)
- Looked after Children and Young People (LAC)
- Post Traumatic event, illness or injury
How can Sensory Bound help?
As a trained sensory integration therapist, the main aim is to get an understanding of the certain types of behaviour that are displayed. Once I have done this, I can begin to make recommendations and suggest strategies to help cope with every day tasks. This will not only help the child in question, but also the parents and carers too.
What does the assessment include?
Our therapist will view the child in their home and school environments and will also ask you to visit the Sensory Bound clinic. You will be given a sensory processing measure questionnaire to fill in and bring with you. This will then be studied and the findings, along with the results from the visits, will be given in a written report. Coping strategies and recommendations will be provided for you to put into place in home and at school that will help your child through everyday activities. We can then provide therapy sessions afterwards to assist further.
How much does the assessment and therapy sessions cost?
The price of an assessment and therapy will vary between cases. For an overview of our prices please view the price list.