Sensory Motor Group
What is Sensory Integration?
Sensory integration refers to how people use the information provided by all the sensations coming from within the body and from the external environment. We usually think of the senses as separate channels of information, but they actually work together to give us a reliable picture of the world and our place in it.
Children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sensory Processing Disorders, ADHD or any other developmental disorders often require and benefit from clinic based Occupational Therapy (OT). School and early intervention programs can also provide services but they can only address what is educationally relevant. Most of these children need weekly ongoing and intensive therapy from a medically based model in addition to the education model provided through academic avenues.
Some Possible Sign of Sensory Integration (SI) Issues:
- High or low activity level
- Coordination problems/ Appearing to be clumsy
- Easily distracted/Poor attention to tasks
- Delays in speech, motor skills, or academic achievement
- Poor bodily awareness
- Tendency to be disorganized
- Poor bilateral motor coordination
- Difficulty with transitions between activities or environments
- Poor social skills
How therapy works
Most SI research and practice focuses on children who have a variety of developmental and learning difficulties; including but not limited to autism and other developmental disorders, developmental risk conditions, behavior and attention disorders, learning disabilities, and developmental coordination disorder. A thorough assessment is critical in ascertaining whether a sensory processing issue is a factor in the child’s development and if so, which intervention strategies will best help the child and his/her family. A group based approach provides the opportunity to work and play in pairs/teams with peers of similar age and level of skills.
- Compulsory Initial Consultation and Assessment with Occupational Therapist with verbal feedback (60 minutes): $ 185 nett
- 8 session package: $750 nett for 8 sessions
How Is the Group conducted?
- 8 sessions (Excluding initial consultation and assessment)
- Groups offered on Wednesday 9-10 am or 3-4 pm and Friday 2-3 or 5-6 pm (days and time may change based on demand).
- Minimum of 3 and Maximum of 4
- Children between the ages of 5 to 10 years
- Child’s progress will be reviewed after the 8 sessions, with a 1 page summary of progress.
Contact us at 6397 6627 or 6397 6966 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
* We are an approved Early Intervention Programme (EIP) institution under the National Council of Social Service (NCSS).