Occupational Therapy Services
Occupational Therapy Services from a Sensory Integration Perspective
Children have many occupations, or activities, that make up their daily lives. They are primarily tasked with playing, learning, and socializing. Disruptions in efficient sensory integration can lead to challenges in any of these areas. Children may have trouble attending to lessons at school, staying seated for the length of a meal, or falling asleep in a timely fashion. Others may have a hard time making friends of their own age, respecting the personal space of peers, or standing still in line. Children can also show an inability to calm themselves when frustrated or need to be constantly reassured. Occupational therapy services can help with these and other challenges in daily life.
Have you ever been deep in conversation with another person in a hectic train station, yet felt you were the only two people there? That is superb sensory integration at work!! Our sensory systems take in so much information from the world around us and are challenged to determine what information to pay attention to and what to ignore, what to do with the information we attend to, & how to react to the situation as a result of this information. All of this together makes up sensory integration. When we have a disconnect in any one of these steps, the whole chain can be disrupted. Challenges in daily life & social interactions can occur.
Boston Sensory Solutions, Inc. offers a wide variety of groups to children in the community. Our groups are designed to foster social-emotional development in a play based setting. Many kids master these skills in 1:1 or family settings, but are challenged to demonstrate their strengths in the context of peer interactions. Our groups are designed to support kids to build social skills, coping skills, and self-regulation skills with well-matched peers. Through group participation at Boston Sensory Solutions, Inc, children are able to master social-emotional skills under the guidance of our skilled group leaders. We are in-network with the following insurance plans and are happy to work with families to request reimbursement for out-of-network services.