Sensory Integration Therapists Nashville TN

Local resource for sensory integration therapists in Nashville, TN. 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.

The Brown Center for Autism
(615) 385-7994
2702 Greystone Road
Nashville, TN
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Helpful Websites, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten

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Trainings and Workshops
(615) 585-1188
116 Wilson Pike Circle Suite 108
Brentwood, TN
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Floortime, Helpful Websites, Sensory Integration, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,Preschool

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Autism Solution Center, Inc.
(901) 758-8288
9282 Cordova Park Road
Cordova, TN
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Biomedical Intervention, Career Counseling, Compounding Pharmacies, DAN! Pediatrics, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Job Coach, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Music Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Other, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Products/Stores, Research, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support Group Meetings, Supp
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Trainings and Workshops
(615) 585-1188
116 Wilson Pike Circle Suite 108
Brentwood, TN
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Floortime, Helpful Websites, Sensory Integration, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Kindergarten,Preschool

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Pediatric Behavioral Health Resources, LLC
(931) 296-9813
106A Main Street
Waverly, TN
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Art Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Marriage & Family Counseling, Medical, Music Therapy, Play Therapy, Research, Research, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Capable Kids!
(615) 594-5437
3918 Dickerson Rd. #113
Nashville, TN
Support Services
Adult Support, Auditory Integration Therapy, Camps, Early Intervention, Job Coach, Occupational Therapy, Other, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, 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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Transformations
(901) 647-9136
2445 Carrollwood Lane
Cordova, TN
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Early Intervention, Education, Educational Advocacy, Job Coach, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Respite, Sensory Integration, Summer Camp/ESY, 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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Affordable Weighted Blankets
423-618-1822 (cell)
801 Wilcox Road
Chattanooga, TN
Support Services
Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Supplies, Products/Stores, Sensory Integration

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Capable Kids!
(615) 594-5437
3918 Dickerson Rd. #113
Nashville, TN
Support Services
Adult Support, Auditory Integration Therapy, Camps, Early Intervention, Job Coach, Occupational Therapy, Other, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, 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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The Brown Center for Autism
(615) 385-7994
2702 Greystone Road
Nashville, TN
Support Services
ABA, Ideas For Finding Therapists, ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Helpful Websites, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten

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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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