Q: What is a sensory diet?
A: The term sensory diet is metaphor, which stands for the idea that each individual
requires the right combination and amount of activity and sensation to be alert and functioning at his/her best. Each person
has unique sensory needs and each sensory diet is an individualized plan for treatment. This is much like a person’s
nutritional requirements. By carefully planning, sensory input can be used to help a child feel safe, alert and organized
throughout their day. This can be accomplished by planning specific activities
at designated times of the day.
Q: What is Occupational Therapy?
A: The therapeutic use of purposeful and meaningful occupations (goal-directed
activities) to evaluate and treat individuals who have a disease or disorder, impairment, activity limitation, or participation
restriction which interferes with their ability to function independently in daily life roles, and to promote health and wellness.
Q: My child is not talking yet. What should I do?
A: There are a many factors that may affect your child's speech and language development. Some examples
may be prematurity, biological factors/complications, impaired cognition, and/or general developmental delays in language
development. If you are concerned about your child's language skills you should first discuss this with your pediatrician.
After speaking with the physician you may want to contact us to discuss whether a comprehensive evaluation is warranted.
Q: How can I help my child at home?
therapist will instruct the child's family in a home exercise program individualized for your child. Many times the home program
includes activity ideas or positioning program to enhance the therapy routine.