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Sensory Integration Therapy

About The Sensory System

     The foundation of learning is supported by the balance of our sensory system. The sensory system is responsible for organizing and responding to external and internal information.

     The information that our neurological system is responsible for processing includes auditory, visual, taste, tactile, vestibular (balance & movement), and proprioceptive (muscle & joint sense).

     A child may over respond or under-respond to these inputs causing fluctuations in their level of arousal. 

Sensory Integration Therapy

     In sensory integration therapy in our Sterling office, we utilize dynamic equipment and specialized tools to help the child’s sensory system be able to  process environmental information successfully.

     Through these techniques, the child can participate more fully in their daily roles and routines.  


     At WPTC, we view ourselves as part of your child’s team. As such, we enjoy and encourage collaboration with all providers, across disciplines, in various settings.

     We offer consultations to provide continuity and coordination of care, contribute to school-based program meetings, and review Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) for families to make recommendations.

Signs That Sensory Integration Therapy Would Help Your Child

●    Has impulsivity that impacts their safety 
●    Seems to be unaware of people/objects in their environment
●    Engages with toys, pets, others with too much force 
●    Becomes distressed during transitions
●    Becomes distressed with changes in routine or when going somewhere new

●    Constantly moves their body
●    Seeks jumping, crashing, pushing movement 
●    Covers their ears or avoids loud sounds (e.g., hand dryer, toilet flushing, sirens)
●    Avoids wearing certain types of clothing or textures 
●    Spins or whirls body frequently

●    Is frequently visually or auditorily distracted 
●    Prefers to touch, rather than be touched  
●    Fears movement on escalator or elevator
●    Prefers to hang upside down  
●    Avoids or becomes distressed when engaging in messy play

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