Sensory input is the means in which we have motor output. We move our body based on the input we receive from our senses. The senses provide information about our body map, our body position, the environment and things and people in it, and the tasks and objects around us. With this input of … [Read more...]
Great Kids Place offers sensory and relationship-based occupational therapy and speech and language therapy services to address challenges in sensory processing and motor skills, learning, engagement and social interaction and attention and emotion regulation. We work with children and their families to develop Great Relationships, Great Sensory Explorers, Great Learners, Great Friends, Great Emotions & Attention, and Great Writers.
All day, every day we all fluctuate within a range of organization, attention, calm, excitement and various emotions. We have learned ways to regulate our emotional responses, attention and organization based on the expectations of the environment as well as expectations and reactions of others. … [Read more...]
A child’s occupations consist of many daily social interactions. When playing with family and friends, attending school, playing on the playground, eating in restaurants, kids are enjoying being social and expected to be social. Social interactions start with the body. Think about how … [Read more...]
With our sensory explorer program at Great Kids we impact your child’s ability to learn and participate in school. Jean Ayres, the founder of Sensory Integration, found connections between sensory challenges and learning challenges. We have since found that by treating underlying sensory challenges … [Read more...]
We all process sensory information in slightly different ways. Some of us enjoy loud music, while others prefer quiet spaces. Some prefer moving all day long and others gravitate towards more sedentary lifestyles. When we think about choices in our careers and lifestyles we can see that we have … [Read more...]
At Great Kids Place parents and therapists play side by side our great kids. Parents are encouraged to participate in every session. Therapists meet with parents to set functional real life outcomes for goals and work with the family in each session. We also offer parent meetings to review progress, … [Read more...]