Has anyone put their child in occupational therapy for sensory disorder? What types of things do they teach there?
Often it’s things to help the child better understand the sensory information from their environment. Most therapist work with the family to help improve the child’s everyday function in the home/ community. The types of interventions will differ on what the child’s needs are. It is almost always play based and works on integration of the sensory system to increase performance of everyday tasks. Examples: eating a variety of foods, taking a bath, having hair brushed, being comfortable wear different types of clothes, being ok with loud noises or bright lights, feeling comfortable doing quite/calm tasks, sleep routine, being ok with changes in schedules and more. Self-regulation is also a very large component. I recommend asking lots of questions, asking for a home program, and always take a few minutes to talk with the therapist about the session or if applicable attend sessions.
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