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: 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.