Sensory Integration (SI) refers to how our brain takes in information through all of our senses (sight, sound, taste, touch, movement).  SI helps us understand who we are, where we are, and what is happening around us. It is also called sensory processing.

Children with sensory challenges may have:

  • Extreme reactions to sound, taste, touch, movement
  • Difficulty with attention
  • Negative reactions (tears, tantrums, refusal to participate) to activities other children enjoy
  • Difficulty following directions
  • Difficulty changing from one activity to another
  • Decreased social skills

These children may also be:

  • Clumsy or uncoordinated
  • Destructive or rough with people / objects
  • Impulsive and unsafe
  • Constantly moving or have difficulty sitting still

Children with SI challenges can benefit from Occupational therapy (OT).

Why Choose Us?

Your child's occupational therapist can:

  • Help you see your child in a new light
  • Provide an understanding of your child’s behaviors that may be related to sensory challenges
  • Provide therapy that focuses on your child’s sensory challenges
  • Help improve safety, behavior, coordination and social skills
  • Help you and your child identify strategies to cope with sensory challenges

Our therapists:

  • Deliver care in a child friendly environment
  • Have completed competency training in SI treatment
  • Can provide specialty testing called the “Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests” (SIPT)

Who Can Benefit? 

Children with sensory challenges can benefit from this service. This may include children with:

  • Developmental coordination disorder
  • Autism
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Developmental disability
  • Down syndrome
  • ADHD/ADD
  • Impulsivity
  • Unsafe behaviors
  • Anxious
  • Decreased social skills
  • Difficulty in school
  • Texture aversions
  • Picky eating
  • sensitivity to sounds, lights, and/or touch
  • Fear of movement

Location of Service 

Sensory Integration (SI) services are available at all outpatient neighborhood locations.