At Kidz Therapy Zone, we strive to use a multi-disciplinary approach which includes communicating and working closely with family members, teachers, doctors, other therapists (including Speech Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, Behavior Therapists, Mental Health Counselors, etc). By using a multi-disciplinary approach we, as a team, are able to ensure consistency with approaches, repetition of experiences for the child, and able to reach goals faster.
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) acts like a neurological “traffic jam” that prevents certain parts of the brain from receiving the information needed to understand and respond to sensation. People with SPD misinterpret everyday sensory information, such as touch, sound, and movement. They may over-respond and find clothing, physical contact, light, sound, food, or other sensory input unbearable. Or they may under-respond and show little or no reaction, not even to pain or extreme hot and cold. A third option is sensory-motor problems, including weakness, clumsiness, awkwardness or delays in acquiring gross and/or fine motor skills.
Our goal for children who come to Kidz Therapy Zone is that they will be able to successfully participate in daily activities, like playing with friends and family members, enjoy school, and complete daily routines as independently as possible. Our goal for families is to help them gain insight into their child’s sensory and developmental needs by providing them with resources, home programs, and equipment/tools to help their child reach their highest potential.