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Sensory Clinic

 Presented by: Jen Goldman,OT

Hosted by: Down Syndrome Foundation of Florida
Saturday, September 9

8:30am - 3:00pm

UCP - Holloway Center

3305 South Orange Avenue

Orlando, FL 32806

$25 registration
includes morning refreshments & lunch
Registration Required*

This event has been made possible by our generous community partner:

Sensory integration therapy aims to help kids with sensory processing issues (which some people may refer to as “sensory integration disorder”) by exposing them to sensory stimulation in a structured, repetitive way. The theory behind it is that over time, the brain will adapt and allow kids to process and react to sensations more efficiently.

Sensory integration (SI) therapy should be provided by a specially trained occupational therapist (OT). The OT determines through a thorough evaluation whether your child would benefit from SI therapy. In traditional SI therapy, the OT exposes a child to sensory stimulation through repetitive activities.  The OT gradually makes activities more challenging and complex. The idea is that through repetition, your child’s nervous system will respond in a more “organized” way to sensations and movement.

This is a one day Clinic to provide 'another set of eyes' to help you help your child if you feel they are really struggling with sensory issues.  This should not replace your traditional therapy and will not provide on-going OT or SI support.  It will, however, better educate you as a parent and will provide you with a tool box of ideas to use with your child at home.

What will occur at the Clinic.

  • On overview of Sensory Integration Therapy.
  • You and your child will be paired with an Occupational Therapist that specializes in Sensory Integration Therapy.
  • The therapist will evaluate and spend time working with your child and compose  a Sensory Diet for your child. This sensory diet  is a group  of  activities chosen for your child's needs  to help them organize their body  and to be able to stay focused and calm. It’s a simple list that is performed daily. The therapist will then present the sensory diet and work with you and your child so you understand how to implement it.
  • You will also leave the clinic with a bag of tricks and a Sensory Ball. This bag of tricks  is a Down Syndrome Foundation of Florida cinch bag that will contain sensory tools to use with your child.
  • We have set up an extended lunch break to give you ample time to eat and then talk with therapists and other parents. We gain great information from each other.

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