What we Offer
Ayres Sensory Integration®
Sensory integration therapy is play-orientated therapy and exposes children to a variety of sensory input in a safe environment. Regular Sensory Integration therapy assists the child’s brain to adapt and allow them to process and react to sensory input more efficiently. When looking at Sensory Integration, it is important to note that there are two aspects to sensory integration: Sensory Modulation and Sensory Discrimination. Fully-developed sensory processing is the foundation for all motor, perceptual, cognitive, social, emotional and scholastic development.
Therapeutic Listening & Quickshifts are comprehensive, multi-faceted sound-based approaches that involve much more than just the auditory system. Therapeutic Listening is a specific sound-based intervention that is embedded in a developmental and sensory integration perspective. It uses electronic modifications, along with the organized, rhythmical sound patterns inherent in music, to trigger the self-organizing capacities of the nervous system.
Interactive Metronome is an evidence-based training and assessment tool. It challenges the client to synchronize a range of whole body exercises to a beat and provides a score in milliseconds. Interactive Metronome assists in cognition, attention, memory, speech/language, executive functioning, and comprehension as well as motor & sensory skills.
Astronaut Training Protocol
The Astronaut Program treats vestibular (movement) dysfunction in children by using a combination of movement, sight, and sound activities that are fun and appealing to children. It directly impacts these sensory systems to improve regulation, spatial awareness, movement abilities, attention, balance and focus. We have been using the Astronaut Training protocol to treat children with vestibular processing difficulties, oculomotor (eye movements) deficits and auditory deficits. The protocol is used in our one-one-one therapy sessions in alignment with the goals, therapy plans and outcomes from our occupational therapy assessments.
Wilbargar Therapressure Program
The Wilbarger Therapressure Protocol is a very specific somatosensory intervention that uses deep, deep touch pressure and joint proprioception. It is used to assist clients with sensory sensitivities and can be used to alter and normalise sensory processing in a manner that influences positive change.