Sensory Integration

Highly trained Beaumont Children's occupational therapists are trained to provide children with advanced sensory integration therapy. As part of Beaumont's Center for Children's Rehabilitation, we help children throughout Southeast Michigan reclaim the ability to enjoy childhood through customized treatment techniques and exercises.

Through individualized care plans using the most advanced techniques available, our occupational therapists assist these children in gaining functional skills for play, school tasks and other daily activities.

What children might benefit from sensory integration therapy?

Sensory integration therapy may be beneficial to children with a number of conditions, including:

  • social or emotional problems
  • activity level that is unusually high or low
  • difficulty with transitions from one situation to another
  • inability to calm self or unwind
  • delays in speech, language or motor skills
  • delays in academic achievement

Sensory integration therapy may include helping these children overcome symptoms such as being:

  • overly sensitive to touch, movement, sights or sounds
  • under-reactive to touch, movement, sights or sounds
  • easily distracted
  • impulsive, or lacking self-control

What are the benefits of sensory integration therapy?

Benefits of sensory integration therapy may include:

  • modulation of sensory systems
  • self-regulations
  • improved function in school, home and community
  • improved independence with activities of daily living (ADLs)
  • maximized functional ability to perform daily and recreational activities
  • enhanced motor planning ability
  • active involvement and exploration of environments
  • efficient organization of sensory information

Related Beaumont Children's Hospital offerings include programs in therapeutic listening, interactive metronome and handwriting.

Sensory Integration Therapy Assessment

We offer a variety of assessments to determine specific sensory needs of each child and to evaluate their functional performance at home, school and in the community. This includes standardized testing, observation by experienced sensory integration therapists and an evaluation of medical, developmental and sensory histories.

Our therapists work with parents, schools and community personnel to help each child reach his or her goals. Treatment emphasizes improved sensory motor integration to develop overall functionality for self-care and school skills.

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