Sensory Integration Therapists Huntington NY

Local resource for sensory integration therapists in Huntington, NY. 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.

Gersh Academy
(631) 385-3342
165 Pidgeon Hill Road
Huntington Station, WY
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Art Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Career Counseling, Education, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Private School (Integrated), Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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SIRRI
(631) 254-0523
1 Brandywine Drive
Deer Park, NY
Support Services
Auditory Integration Therapy, Other, Physical Therapy, Sensory Integration, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Dr. Eugene Gennarelli
(631) 744-4035
Suffolk County
Smithtown, NY
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Art Therapy, Auditory Integration Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Career Counseling, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Government/State Agency, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Music Therapy, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Sensory Integration, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Homebased Occupational Therapy
(203) 530-2108
Stamford
Lower Fairfield County, CT
Support Services
Early Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Sensory Integration, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Autism Networks Inc
(631) 220-4727
Po Box 438
Lake Grove, NY
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Psychological Counseling, Respite, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, 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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Gil Tippy, PsyD
(516) 922-4097
East Norwich, NY
Support Services
Floortime, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Kid Esteem
(631) 321-6675
411-A Lexington Ave
West Babylon, NY
Support Services
Art Therapy, Camps, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Other, Play Therapy, Research, Research, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Brain Balance Achievement Centers
(631) 471-1900
2805 Veterans Memorial Highway
Ronkonkoma, NY
Support Services
Academic Assessments, Auditory Integration Therapy, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Educational Assessment, Interactive Metronome, Nutritional Counseling, Sensory Integration, Support / Tutoring, Vision Therapy
Ages Supported
11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten

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Kristi J. Kniehl, OTR/L Occupational Therapy/Sensory Integrative Therapy
(203) 530-2108
Stamford, CT
Stamford, CT
Support Services
Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Sensory Integration, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Mary Drought, M.S. Ed., M.S., OTR/L (home-based and office-based Occupational Therapy Services)
(203) 327-9838
91 Ledge Lane
Stamford, CT
Support Services
Early Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, 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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