Sensory Integration Therapists Boca Raton FL

Local resource for sensory integration therapists in Boca Raton, FL. 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.

Bit-By-Bit, Inc.
(954) 471-6119
8000 NW 84th Ave
Parkland, FL
Support Services
Early Intervention, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Sensory Integration, Sports
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Dr. Jody Thomas
(561) 370-3906
Lake Worth, FL
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Support / Tutoring, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Jacksonville School for Children With Austim (Terri Schuldt)
(904) 732-4343
4000 Spring Park Road
Jacksonville, FL
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Interactive Metronome, Occupational Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Schools, Ages 5 years and Up, Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten

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Fit For Kids
(305) 949-7665
1868 NE 164th st
North Miami, FL
Support Services
Auditory Integration Therapy, Camps, Early Intervention, Medical, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Therapy Providers, Tomatis/AIT
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade

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Nicole Hanna
(305) 984-7043
12973 SW 112 Street
Miami, FL
Support Services
Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Butterfly Effects
(954) 603-7885
2708 NE 14th St
Pompano Beach, FL
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Behavorial Intervention, Biomedical Intervention, DAN! Pediatrics, Early Intervention, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Integrated), RDI, Respite, Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy, Support Group Meetings, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Atlantis Academy Palm Beaches
(561) 642-3100
1950 Prairie Road
West Palm Beach, FL
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Art Therapy, Auditory Integration Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Career Counseling, Education, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Private School (Multi-disability), Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Group Meetings, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Helping Hands for Kids, LLC (Nicole Hanna)
(305) 984-7043
12973 SW 112 Street
Miami, FL
Support Services
Academic Assessments, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Kids4Kids Creative Play
(305) 220-9379
16376 S.W. 54th Terrace
Miami, FL
Support Services
Music Therapy, Other, Play Therapy, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,1-5 Grade

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Innovative Pediatric Therapy, INC
(954) 217-0773
318 Indian Trace
weston, FL
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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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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