Our senses of movement, touch, body position, sight, taste, hearing and smell give us information from our body and our environment. Neurological processing of this information allows us to function well within our every day life. In children with Sensory Processing Disorder the sensory signals don’t get organized well enough and their daily activities, learning, emotions and social behaviour is disrupted.
Children with Sensory Processing Disorder may show some of the following:
- Dislike of certain sounds
- Sensitivity to light
- Dislike of certain smells and tastes
- Lowered attention to people, things or the environment
- Coordination problems
- Difficulty with motor planning
- Lowered awareness to pain
- Lowered awareness of body sensations
- Avoidance of touch or being touched by people or things
- Difficulty with standing close to other people
- Dislike of having hair or fingernails cut
- Avoidance of certain textures
- Difficulty staying still
- Likes to spin/twirl frequently
- Fear of heights and some movement
- Overly risky play
Our qualified and experienced team of therapists and child development specialists assess how a child processes sensory information. The impact of any sensory processing problems on a child’s ability to learn, play and communicate is evaluated and suggestions followed by sensory integration therapy, where needed, are provided.
Children to 18 years of age
Therapy services for children from birth to 36 months are funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services as a component of the Infant and Child Development Program.
Therapy services for children from 36 months to 18 years of age are provided on a fee for service basis.
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