Sensory Integration Therapy
Making Sense of Sensory – Understanding sensory experiences; strengths, challenges and using sensory strategies to manage our emotions (regulation)
All humans experience the sensory world in their own unique way. Sensory sensitivities (e.g. noises feel louder, discomfort with touch), and/or difficulties with sensory-motor (e.g. co-ordination, spatial awareness etc), can significantly impact on our ability to accurately interpret and regulate our emotional responses and to manage the things we need and want to do. Sensory related difficulties are sometimes labelled Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) or Dyspraxia, recognised as part of the neuro-diverse profile and/or because of childhood trauma. It is important to highlight that these sensory differences also provide strengths and skills, such as artist, musical abilities, and attention to detail.
If this is something which you struggle with, our specialist Occupational Therapist (OT), Lisa Paxman can work collaboratively with you to better understand your unique sensory profile, how the sensory systems work and the use of sensory input to support you to manage the challenges of everyday life.