Sensory Integration Therapists San Francisco CA

Local resource for sensory integration therapists in San Francisco, CA. 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.

Maria Less
510-848-1112; 1-800-644-2666
2198 6th St., Suite 100
Berkeley, CA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, Support Organization, Therapy Providers

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Center For Learning and Autism Support Services
(650) 286-4396
433 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Art Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Early Intervention, Floortime, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, State Resources, Education, State Resources, Insurance, State Resources, Parent Training, State Resources, Regional Centers/Early Intervention Agency, Training/Seminars, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Sensory Integration International (SII)
(310) 787-8805 or (310) 787-8253 (Scheduling numbe
PO Box 5339
Torrance, CA
Support Services
Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Sensory Integration, Therapy Providers

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chris vinceneux - occupational therapy
(858) 268-8585
san diego, CA
Support Services
Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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TERI, Inc. (Training, Education & Research Institute
(760) 721-1706
3225 Roymar Road
Oceanside, CA
Support Services
Adult Support, Behavorial Intervention, Education, Hippotherapy (Horseback Riding), Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Nutritional Counseling, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Multi-disability), Research, Research, Residential, Residential Facility, Respite, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support Group Meetings
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Jaime Craine MA
(415) 306-4118
840 Via Casitas
Greenbrae, CA
Support Services
Activities, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Advocacy, Lindamood Bell, Play Therapy, RDI, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Support / Tutoring
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade

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Center for Learning and Autism Support Services, Inc. (CLASS)
(650) 286-4396
P.O Box 6772
San Mateo, CA
Support Services
ABA, Therapy Services, ABA/Discrete Trial, Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Educational Assessment, Floortime, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, 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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ITS - Integrated Therapy Solutions
(310) 838-1552
Los Angeles, CA
Support Services
Auditory Integration Therapy, Early Intervention, Interactive Metronome, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Tomatis/AIT
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Abilities United
(650) 494-0550
525 East Charleston Road
Palo Alto, CA
Support Services
Adult Support, Aquatic Therapy, Art Therapy, Assistive Technology, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Career Counseling, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Job Coach, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Schools, Preschool, Typical, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Speech Therapy, Swimming Lessons, 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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Maria Less
510-848-1112; 1-800-644-2666
2198 6th St., Suite 100
Berkeley, CA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Disability Advocacy, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, Support Organization, 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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