Occupational Therapy - Sensory Therapy
The sessions are focused on developing the brains ability to process sensory information by providing opportunities to practice and develop new skills.
This is done through play and fun activities which the child enjoys and is happy to participate in.
The child is taught how to manage their emotions and reduce feelings of anxiety. Older children can learn to recognize when they are becoming disorganised and use strategies to calm themselves down.
Younger children can be prompted by carers to carry out the calming strategies to regulate their emotional state.
Parents/guardians are an integral part of this process and improvement occurs in between sessions because of the collaboration between everyone involved.