Our team of therapists qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy and have further developed their skills through a post graduate certificate in Sensory Integration Therapy.
Our therapy and intervention is based on Sensory Integration (SI) theory. SI is defined as “the neurological process that organises sensation from one’s own body and from the environment and makes it possible to use the body effectively within the environment” (Ayres 1972a cited in Bundy, Lane et al 2002). When difficulties occur with SI, the brain does not process sensory information effectively and therefore the individual does not receive precise information about himself or the world (Ayres 2005).
Difficulties with SI can impact on occupational performance and engagement of every day tasks and activities; it can also impact on an individual’s behaviour, attention, learning and emotion. Early identification of sensory integration difficulties can enable a child to develop more effectively through therapy intervention.
Some children may have no other diagnosis but may present with difficulties during schoolwork, catching a ball or personal care. Other children may have a diagnosis such as autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyspraxia or developmental coordination disorder.
The service offers assessment, training and intervention