Our sensory processing forms a foundation for all activities we undertake in our daily lives. The sensory procession is made up of vision, hearing, taste, smell, touch, vestibular and proprioception. If a child is experiencing a disturbance in their processing of sensory information, they will demonstrate difficulties in everyday functioning, for example, their ability to concentrate within the classroom, their ability to balance when dressing, to successfully feed themselves and with their handwriting, to name a few.
The occupational therapists at Rehabilitation for Independence can assess a child’s sensory processing difficulties for example, is the child experiencing too much or too little sensory information, to allow normal functioning? We can provide detailed activity plans (sensory diets) to parents, teaching staff and support networks.
Sensory diet is the approach of a carefully designed programme of activities which are child focused. The activities are tailored to enhance attention, performance and achievement with everyday tasks both at home and school.MAKE A REFERRAL