Sensory Integration Therapists Elizabeth NJ

Local resource for sensory integration therapists in Elizabeth, NJ. 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.

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(718) 984-9022
4300 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Early Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool

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Svetvilas Educational Services
973 325-2373; 917 855-4879
699 Prospect Avenue
West Orange, NJ
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool

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Intensive Therapeutics, Inc.
(973) 771-1582
72 Yantecaw Avenue
Bloomfield, NJ
Support Services
Camps, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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The Comprehensive Center for Rehabilitation
(212) 539-0257
460 Grand Street
New York, NY
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Multi-disability), Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool

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The Rebecca School
(212) 810-4120
40 East 30th Street
New York, NY
Support Services
Art Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Lindamood Bell, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support Group Meetings, Therapy Providers, Tomatis/AIT, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Helping Hands Therapeutic Services, LLP
(973) 731-2116
70 Oakridge Rd
West Orange, NJ
Support Services
Academic Assessments, Early Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Allison Law, M.A., CCC-SLP/Diamond Consulting, LLC
(201) 259-9575
Livingston, NJ
Livingston, NJ
Support Services
Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Universal Progressive Therapy
(973) 800-6291
Nutley, NJ
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Assistive Technology, Behavior Assessment, Early Intervention, Helpful Websites, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Marla H. Tritsch, MA.
Parent Advocate: Spectrum Consult Specialist
(973) 568-3001
Florham Park NJ 07932
Florham Park, NJ
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Career Counseling, Disability Advocacy, Educational Advocacy, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Private School (Integrated), Private School (Multi-disability), Research, Research, Residential, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Tomatis/AIT, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Communication Works, NYC, SLP
(917) 715-4053
155 West 68th Stree, Apt. 28E
New York, NY
Support Services
Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 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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