Pediatric Sensory Integration
Located in Massapequa & East Northport, NY
Our team at Sensational Development has exceptional experience in advanced sensory integration. We have been committed to helping families in our community for over 15 years to empower children, teens, and young adults to reach their fullest potential for success in life.
Give your child the opportunity to become sensational! Call us at (516) 799-2900 or reach out to us online to schedule an appointment with our compassionate team.
What Is Sensory Processing Disorder?
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) affects how a child’s nervous system processes and responds to sensory information from their environment. This includes anything they can feel with their senses, such as flavor, texture, sound volume, temperature, and much more. SPD affects children in various ways, but one common aspect of this condition is that it can lead to challenges in daily life.
Children with SPD may experience overstimulation, where they are extremely sensitive to sensory information; or they may underreact to sensory information and even seek out more extreme sensations. This can make it difficult for them to take part in daily activities and interact with their surroundings effectively.
What Is Sensory Integration?
Sensory integration is an evidence-based approach that aims to help children with sensory processing challenges. A child’s reflexes and their ability to process sensory information is vital for their overall development. Without this ability, children can struggle with fine and gross motor skills, learning, making friends, and so much more.
Sensory integration is designed to improve a child’s ability to process and respond appropriately to sensory information. Through specialized activities and exercises, our team helps children reach their developmental goals with ease.
Signs Your Child May Need Sensory Integration
Here are common signs that may indicate your child could benefit from sensory integration:
Extreme sensitivity to sensory information
Constantly seeking more extreme sensations
Trouble regulating their emotions
Poor vision or visual tracking skills
Difficulty with hearing, especially in noisy places
Trouble handling changes in routine
Challenges with paying attention
Struggles with feeding due to “picky” eating habits
Avoiding certain foods, activities, clothes, etc.
Appears clumsy or uncoordinated
For over 15 years, our team at Sensational Development has helped families with compassionate sensory integration services in Nassau County and Suffolk County. Our treatments are play-based and child-led to keep your child engaged while they build their sensory processing skills. We provide family-oriented care because we value your involvement in the therapy process, and we take the time to help you learn more about your child’s needs and the best ways to help them succeed in life.
Individual Sensory Integration Treatment Modalities
Individual treatment sessions could include the following
Sensory Integration Fun!
Treatment sessions may include swings, climbing apparatus, crash pads, and more.
A method that provides specific auditory input (music) to simulate a child’s nervous system and help them overcome sensory challenges.
A program that uses fun exercises and games to improve a child’s auditory and visual processing skills.
Wilbarger Deep Pressure and Proprioceptive Technique
A technique that helps children who are extremely sensitive to touch through the use of a specialized brush.
SOS Approach to Feeding
A specialized technique to help children with sensory aversions or “picky eating” habits to increase their nutritional intake.
Astronaut Training is a sound activated visual-vestibular protocol developed by Mary Kawar and Sheila Frick.