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What are Sensory Processing Skills?

Sensory processing involves the nervous system's ability to take in sensory information from the environment and organize it into appropriate motor or behavioral responses. A child who has sensory processing difficulties may exhibit clumsiness, problems attending and regulating behavior, and may be over and/or under-sensitive to certain stimuli.

 

A sensory processing disorder (SPD) can create challenges for a child disrupting participation in everyday tasks, success in school, and in social interactions.

Expect personalized care

You can trust that you and your child will receive personalized care and attention with Winslow. She has specialized in providing treatment with a sensory integration approach with extensive training and experience working with children and families to address these issues.

Meeting your child’s sensory needs

 •  Assessment of Sensory Processing

 •  Development of a Sensory Diet

 •  Classroom observation and teacher support

 •  Home visit and recommendations

 •  Child participation in the "sensory gym"

 •  Therapeutic Listening Program

 •  Wilbarger Therapressure Protocol

 •  Alert Program

 •  Strategies for self-regulation

Find out more about improving your child's sensory processing skills in a secure and supportive environment. Get the individualized help you need when you call Winslow today!

Gaining a new perspective

As you acquire more knowledge of sensory integration, you will begin to understand that a child’s reactions to sensory stimuli can be threatening and produce the fight or flight response. Under-reactive responses may cause a child to exhibit sensory-seeking behaviors. Over-reactive responses may cause a child to withdraw, shut-down, melt-down, or experience heightened anxiety and fear.

 

Providing a safe, secure, and supportive environment is important in the child’s life and occupational therapy can provide you with the tools you need to support your child.

Young Adult with Asperger's

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