Sensory Integration Therapists Riverside CA

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The Wylie Center Autism Spectrum Intervention Program
(951) 683-5193
4164 Brockton Avenue
Riverside, CA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Early Intervention, Floortime, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Private School (Multi-disability), Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, State Resources, Regional Centers/Early Intervention Agency, Support Group Meetings
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Communication A to Z
(909) 437-8145
Chino
Chino, CA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Adult Support, Advocates (Special Education), Assistive Technology, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Helpful Websites, Products/Stores, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, 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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Capitol Autism Services
(916) 923-1789
2045 Hallmark Drive Suite 4
Sacramento, CA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Auditory Integration Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Education, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), RDI, Research, Research, Respite, Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade

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Villa Esperanza Services Speech and Language Center
(626) 792-4455
2116 East Villa Street
Pasadena, CA
Support Services
Early Intervention, Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy, Therapy Providers

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The Wylie Center Autism Spectrum Intervention Program
(951) 683-5193
4164 Brockton Avenue
Riverside, CA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Early Intervention, Floortime, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Private School (Multi-disability), Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, State Resources, Regional Centers/Early Intervention Agency, Support Group Meetings
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Christian Counseling Service
90 793-1078
51 West Olive
Redlands, CA
Support Services
Behavior Assessment, Early Intervention, Floortime, General Supplies, Helpful Websites, Marriage & Family Counseling, Play Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Sensory Integration, State Resources, Insurance, State Resources, Parent Training, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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KiDA - Kids Institute for Development & Advancement
(949) 222-2214
Irvine, CA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Occupational Therapy Supplies, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Creative Learning Center
(650) 964-4330
Los Altos, CA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Assistive Technology, Behavorial Intervention, Occupational Therapy, RDI, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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DTC - Developmental Therapy Center
(619) 295-4500
3731 6th Ave,, Suite 103
San Diego, CA
Support Services
Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, Therapy Providers

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Sensory Learning Center (Carlsbad)
(760) 230-2264
511 Saxony Place Suite 100
Carlsbad, CA
Support Services
Sensory Integration, Therapy Providers

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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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