Sensory Integration Therapy
All of the information we receive about the world comes to us through our sensory systems. Although we are all familiar with the senses involved in taste, smell, sight and sound, most of us do not realize that our nervous system also senses touch, movement, force of gravity, and body position.
In therapy, your child will be guided through activities that challenge his or her ability to respond appropriately to sensory input by making a successful, organized response. Therapy will involve activities that provide vestibular, proprioceptive, and tactile stimulation, and are designed to meet your child’s specific needs for development
Signs of Sensory Integrative Dysfunction
- Overly sensitive to touch, movement, lights and/or sounds.
- Under-reactive to sensory stimulation
- Activity level that is unusually low or unusually high
- Coordination problems
- Delays in speech, language, motor skills and/or academic achievement
Lyndsey Stevenato is certified in the administration of the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT) and has been working with these children since 1986.
All OTs at the clinic are qualified to treat children with sensory integration and processing disorders.