Children with developmental delays often have difficulty keeping up with their peers. An Occupational Therapist can work individually with a child to:
Sensory Integration helps to develop consistent appropriate responses to outside stimuli such as sight, sound, touch, smell and movement. SI also assists with the integration of basic developmental reflexes into complex age appropriate motor patterns. Practitioners using a Sensory Integration approach use clinical reasoning, existing evidence, and outcomes to create a comprehensive, individualized approach for each client, rather than using isolated, specific sensory strategies. By changing how sensations are processed by the brain, children are better able to make sense of information received.