Sensory Integration Therapists Atlanta GA

Local resource for sensory integration therapists in Atlanta, GA. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to sand play therapy, physical exercise, auditory integration training, sensory stimulation, and inhibition techniques, as well as advice and content on sensory integration treatments.

Laurel Heights Hospital
1-800-634-KIDS (5437)
934 Briar Cliff Rd. NW
Atlanta, GA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Educational Assessment, Nutritional Counseling, Play Therapy, Private School (Integrated), Private School (Multi-disability), Psychological Counseling, Residential, Schools, Ages 5 years and Up, Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy, Vocational Rehabilitation Centers
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade

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ITTS for Children
(770) 393-9901
1150 Hammond Dr., N.E. Suite B-2200
Atlanta, GA
Support Services
Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Tomatis/AIT

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Learning on the Log
(404) 579-3048
18 Spalding Trail
Atlanta, GA
Support Services
Sensory Integration, Summer Camp/ESY, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade

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Center for Psychological and Educational Assessment
(770) 352-9952
54 South Avenue
Marietta, GA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Educational Assessment, Floortime, Medical, Occupational Therapy, Other, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Psychological Counseling, RDI, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech & Language, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Breas Play and Learn
(678) 469-0155
Roswell, GA
Support Services
Aquatic Therapy, Camps, Early Intervention, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Swimming Lessons
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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JumpStart Therapy Services
(404) 550-9476
300 Bainbridge Drive NW
Atlanta, GA
Support Services
Early Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Therapeutc Gymnastics & Movement for Special Needs
(404) 508-3009
Tucker, GA
Support Services
Sensory Integration, Sports
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Aurora Strategies, Inc.
(404) 377-8882
3776 LaVista Road, Suite 200
Tucker, GA
Support Services
Adult Support, Art Therapy, Auditory Integration Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Career Counseling, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Job Coach, Legal Services, Lindamood Bell, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Multi-disability), Products/Stores, Psychological Counseling, RDI, Research, Research, Sensory Integration, Social Skills T
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Georgia Family Solutions
(678) 570-5221
2261 Piedmont forest dr
Marietta, GA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Marriage & Family Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, RDI, Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Speech Therapy
(770) 998-9599
11111 Houze Road, Suite 101
Roswell, GA
Support Services
Early Intervention, Education, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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To Stim Or Not To Stim?

To Stim Or Not To Stim?

Cynthia Carr Falardeau

We all do it. We have funny little ways that we settle our nerves or process the world around us. For many, like my son, taking in information can send him into overload.

You see many children and adults with Autism Spectrum and Related Disabilities also often have Sensory Integration Disorders. This means the information they are receiving about their surroundings may not be accurate. In their effort to cope, they may do things to calm their nerves. These activities may range from flapping their hands, to rocking, to humming, to spinning, or to lining up their toys.

These behaviors may range from visual, auditory, tactile, vestibular, taste and smell.

My son, like many, uses a combination. He will produce a verbal humming noise and run or walk in a pattern.It’s as if he is screaming, “Too much! Sensory overload… overload…overload!!!”

I have to say that at eight years of age it happens less frequently. However, it is not any easier to watch or to redirect him out of the haze.

As I note in the title of this piece, this behavior is viewed as an option. Observers may judge that you simply tell the child to stop the action. If only it were that simple for him. The reality of that statement is that it often heightens the actions.

To some extent you can redirect the child. But often, it is a matter of adjusting or changing the environment that is sending the person into overload.

I mean, think for a moment, what sends you into orbit?I know I have my list. As a hard working mother who juggles to balance work, home and my son’s intense therapy schedule, I have little patience for a certain group of moms. You know the ones. They have little to do other than to compare senseless gossip and brag to about who is, “Busy! Bus!, Busy!” I suppose it’s my problem but frankly, they make my teeth hurt.

I think the same is true for my son. Some situations are too much for him. So he finds a way to cope.

1. New and unstructured situations: We once had a school psychologist tell us that she didn’t think our son was Autistic. My husband and I almost burst into laughter. When we asked her why, she replied that she had never seen him exhibit any Autistic behaviors.After further discussion it as revealed that in structured settings our son’s stims were not present. When we enter a new setting or surrounds…it’s his way of making sense of sensory input.

2. Excitement: Think about when you are so excited you want to jump out of your skin. For our son, he will fixate on a phrase or repeat a series of activities. He will often repeat verbatim the instructions of a ride or a movie.

3. Certain situations send him into orbit: Flashing lights and loud music will either make him cover his ears or act out as a means of finding order.

4. Computer games and YouTube: Educational or not…these sources of media are often like crack cocaine to our son. We often have to limit his time with these mediums. If we ...

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