Sensory Integration Therapists Sunnyvale CA

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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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Open Mind: Center for Brain & Behavior
(818) 426-1066
San Jose
Peninsula, CA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Academic Assessments, Assistive Technology, Babysitting / Childcare, Early Intervention, Play Therapy, Research, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Support / Tutoring
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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Simoneon Pediatric Development Center
(408) 264-4121
1952 Camden Avenue, suite 104
San Jose, CA
Support Services
Auditory Integration Therapy, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Sky Pediatric Therapy
(949) 797-9007
1929 Main Street #103
Irvine, CA
Support Services
Early Intervention, Karate, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Sensory Integration
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Simoneon Pediatric Development Center
(408) 264-4121
1952 Camden Avenue, suite 104
San Jose, CA
Support Services
Auditory Integration Therapy, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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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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The Creekside School
(408) 933-8910
540 Sands Drive
San Jose, CA
Support Services
Assistive Technology, Auditory Integration Therapy, Floortime, Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Play Therapy, Private School (Autism Only), Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,Kindergarten

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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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I CAN PLAY!
(619) 218-8744
11559-1 Compass Point Drive North
San Diego, CA
Support Services
ABA/Discrete Trial, Art Therapy, Behavorial Intervention, Camps, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Other, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Organization, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade

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Total Education Solutions
(619) 275-4525
San Diego, CA
Support Services
Behavior Assessment, Behavorial Intervention, Educational Assessment, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Psychological Counseling, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Verbal Behavior
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten,Preschool

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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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