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What is SI (Sensory Integration) therapy?


Applicable Age:(0.0-240.0)Months
Created By: Dr. KidNurture

Sensory integration therapy is based on A. Jean Ayres' theory of Sensory Integration, which details how processing sensory information from the body and environment contribute to our learning and many other aspects of daily life and also about the disorders and a treatment approach.

 

It is designed to help kids who have trouble processing sensory information. This therapy uses repetitive exercises to help a child experience touch and other sensations more accurately.

 

Sensory integration therapy is designed primarily for children with sensory processing issues. This may include kids who have ADHD, autism spectrum disorder and dyspraxia. It might also be used with young children who show signs of developmental delay.

 

It usually takes place in a specially designed setting where kids are encouraged to play.

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What is OT (Occupational Therapy)?


Applicable Age:(0.0-240.0)Months
Created By: Dr. KidNurture

Occupational therapy (OT) treatment focuses on helping people with a physical, sensory, or cognitive disability be as independent as possible in all areas of their lives. OT can help kids with various needs improve their cognitive, physical, sensory, and motor skills and enhance their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment.

 

Occupational therapy is the profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations).

 

Some people may think that occupational therapy is only for adults; kids, after all, do not have occupations. But a child's main job is playing and learning, and occupational therapists can evaluate kids' skills for playing, school performance, and daily activities and compare them with what is developmentally appropriate for that age group.

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