Pediatric Sensory Processing
Sensory processing therapy is a type of therapy that is designed to help children who have difficulty processing sensory information. The therapy involves activities that help the child organize and interpret the information they are receiving from their senses. For example, the therapist may use props such as balls, bubbles, and foam to help the child learn to process visual information. The therapist may also use music and movement to help the person learn to process auditory and kinesthetic information. The goal of sensory processing therapy is to help with:
- Vestibular processing
- Proprioceptive processing
- Sensory exposure (smell, touch, taste, sound sight) processing
How Can You Tell if Your Child Needs Sensory Processing Therapy?
Though all children are different, there are some key signs that may indicate your child could benefit from sensory processing therapy.
If your child is overly sensitive to certain stimuli, such as sounds or textures, they may benefit from therapy designed to help them better process and integrate sensory information.
Similarly, if your child has difficulty regulating their emotions or has a low threshold for arousal, therapy can help them develop coping mechanisms and allow them to learn to self-regulate.
In addition, if your child struggles with fine motor skills or coordination, therapy can help them develop the skills necessary to perform everyday tasks. If you notice any of these signs in your child, it may be worth considering sensory processing therapy.
Children with sensory processing disorders may have difficulty processing and responding to sensory information. As a result, they may have difficulty with activities such as eating, dressing, or playing. H2 Health can help. We can provide individualized assessment and treatment plans that target your child's specific needs. Contact us today at (800) 699-9395 to learn more. Find our nearest location to get the services you need.