Sensory Integration Therapists Boise ID

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Idaho Dept. of Health & Welfare -- Infant & Toddler Program
(800) 356-9868
450 W. State Street
Boise, ID
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Government/State Agency, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool

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HELP Learning Center
(208) 377-8899
Boise, ID
Support Services
Doctors, Optometry / Behavioral Optometry, Early Intervention, Helpful Websites, Interactive Metronome, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, Vision Therapy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Ivan Hardcastle, OTR/L
(208) 734-7333
Twin Falls, ID
Support Services
Early Intervention, Floortime, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Interactive Metronome, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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HELP Learning Center
(208) 377-8899
Boise, ID
Support Services
Doctors, Optometry / Behavioral Optometry, Early Intervention, Helpful Websites, Interactive Metronome, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, Vision Therapy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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H.E.L.P. Learning Center
(208) 377-1310
7960 W. Rifleman Street, #150
Boise, ID
Support Services
Doctors, Optometry / Behavioral Optometry, Helpful Websites, Sensory Integration, Training/Seminars, Vision Therapy
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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H.E.L.P. Learning Center
(208) 377-1310
7960 W. Rifleman Street, #150
Boise, ID
Support Services
Doctors, Optometry / Behavioral Optometry, Helpful Websites, Sensory Integration, Training/Seminars, Vision Therapy
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Idaho Dept. of Health & Welfare -- Infant & Toddler Program
(800) 356-9868
450 W. State Street
Boise, ID
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Government/State Agency, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool

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Seasons of Hope
(208) 237-9833
Chubbuck, ID
Support Services
Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Educational Assessment, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support Group Meetings
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Upper Valley Options
(208) 359-3133
1120 Stocks Ave.
Rexburg, ID
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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CAMP Hippo Pediatric Therapy
(208) 782-2267
7 N. 600 W.
Blackfoot, ID
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Aquatic Therapy, Assistive Technology, Behavorial Intervention, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy
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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