Sensory Processing

Sensory Therapy & Processing
We assist children

We assist children who have difficulty receiving and responding to information that comes in through their senses, this is called a Sensory Processing Disorder. Children who have a Sensory Processing Disorder may be over sensitive to things in their environment, the light touch of a shirt may feel prickly and uncomfortable, common sounds may be overwhelming, the feeling and taste of food may result in them being fussy eaters. Other children will be under responsive to sensory stimuli and seem not to react or respond to things happening around them.

Children with Sensory Processing Disorder may

  • Be uncoordinated
  • Bump into things
  • Be unable to tell where their limbs are in space
  • Be hard to engage in conversation or play
Specialised Equipment includes

Many fun pieces of play equipment are used to assist your child to do better at things they find difficult. Various pieces of equipment are selected to provide the opportunity to challenge the child so they can learn to respond to sensory stimuli appropriately and achieve their social, leisure  and academic goals.

Equipment includes:

  • Swings and hammocks
  • Trampolines
  • Vibrators and sensory brushes
  • Balance discs and balance beams
  • Sensory tent
  • Weighted suits
  • Oral chews
  • Ear muffs
Tracking  your child’s progress

Tracking progress helps you and your child remain motivated. Standardised assessments include assessing your child’s response to various sensory stimuli on a regular basis.

Your child’s program

Your child’s program will vary dependant on the stage of their development and the sensory stimuli they have difficulty processing. Children who over react to stimuli will have a different program to children who are under responsive.

All sessions will be fun and engaging and aim to develop your child’s ability to process sensory information better.

The Team

Our highly experienced occupational therapists will work closely with you and your child to participate in sessions to develop your child’s ability to efficiently process sensory information.