Long Branch Sensory Motor Integration

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Empowered Learning Transformation Centers

CHILD SUCCESS CENTER: OCCUPATIONAL, SPEECH, EDUCATIONAL, BEHAVIORAL, AND PHYSICAL

 

THERAPY FOR CHILDREN

For the Right Start In Life

 

The Empowered Learning Transformation Centers team supports children from infancy through the early middle school years who are struggling to meet developmental markers and learning milestones.

 

Empowered Learning Transformation Centers provides pediatric therapy in a fun, supportive and emotionally safe environment. A successful child is a happy child, and helping your child learn how to be successful is what we do.

 

What is Sensory Processing?

Sensory Processing/Integration is the process by which we receive information, through our senses, organize this information, and use it to participate in everyday activities. Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is when the brain has difficulty receiving and responding to information that comes in through the senses.

 

Signs of Sensory Integration Issues

When a child is having issues with sensory processing/integration, you will see it in his behavior. A child will become easily frustrated and overwhelmed in some sensory environments, especially in some very busy environments, like birthday parties and school environments. The child may also exhibit difficulties with learning and difficulties socially in learning to play with friends. Emotionally, a child may have a difficult time keeping himself calm and happy. The ability to listen and following directions is impaired. Ultimately, in elementary school, it can lead to difficulties in learning to read, learning to write, math, memory, and attention. Sensory integration can also occur in conjunction with other difficulties or diagnosis, such as, Attention Deficit, Asperger’s, Autism, dyslexia and motor skills delay, including learning to crawl, run, jump, play, skip. They can also have trouble with fine motors like holding a pencil and writing.

 

As a parent, you are your child’s strongest advocate in all areas of his life, especially socially and in the classroom. Remember, as knowledgeable as your child’s teacher is, you always know your child best.  If you believe your child might be dealing with some sensory issues, arrange for an assessment and get more information to share with family members and teachers. The more your child’s “team” knows the better strategies can be implemented to ensure your child’s success.

 

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