Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Sensory Integration/Sensory Processing Dysfunction
Specialized individual treatment for Sensory Integration Dysfunction is available. Treatment is to address dyspraxia, sensory modulation disorder, sensory based feeding difficulties and difficulties utilizing sensory input (visual, auditory, tactile, proprioceptive and vestibular) for function are treated in our Sensory Integration Room.
Potential Child Behavior Problems Resulting from Sensory Integration/Sensory Processing Dysfunction.These are common behavior problems that are RED FLAG INDICATORS of children with sensory processing disorder.
-EXCESSIVE ENERGY AND ACTIVITY LEVEL
-REMARKABLY LOW ENERGY AND ACTIVITY LEVEL: A child may appear lethargic, uninterested in engaging in the world, or be sedentary most of the day.
-FREQUENT IMPULSIVENESS: A child may be unable to control impulses to jump out of his seat, control his behavior, may be aggressive, and/or frequently “blurt” things out without thinking first.
-SHORT ATTENTION SPAN AND DISTRACTIBILITY: A child may have difficulty concentrating on one activity for any length of time and be distracted by every sight, sound, smell, and/or movement he sees.
-MOTOR COORDINATION DIFFICULITES AND PROBLEMS WITH MUSCLE TONE: A child may appear clusmy, or like a “wet noodle”, slouch or rest his head on his hands/arm during desk work, exhibit awkward movements, and/or have frequent accidents or injuries.
-MOTOR PLANNING DIFFICULTIES: A child may have difficulty with sports, handwriting, balance, using eating utensils, riding a bike, doing jumping jacks, clapping, or getting dressed.
-SIGNIFICANT RESISTANCE TO THE UNFAMILIAR: A child may experience anxiety or refuse to try new foods, meet new people, participate in new activities or sleep in a different environment.
-SIGNIFICANT SOCIAL SKILL BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS: A child may have a difficult time relating to other children and sharing. He may isolate, be overpowering, aggressive, or bossy to help him regulate and control his sensory environment.