Sensory Processing


Sensory processing difficulties can manifest in a myriad of ways.  If your child’s sensory processing difficulties are impeding his/her function in the school environment, the school based Occupational Therapist can work to implement strategies to provide the student with appropriate sensory input throughout their school day to enable them to fully participate in school activities..  This  can include the use of sensory seat cushions, fidgets or other tactile materials, a sensory diet and/or classroom based movement programs.  

While it is always recommended to consult with a professional if you feel like your child has significant sensory processing difficulties, the Spiral Foundation provides excellent resources and information on Sensory Processing for parents and professionals. It is a wonderful place to start.  You can download their Guide to Sensory Processing for Parents here: