Sensory Integration Therapists Wilmington DE

Local resource for sensory integration therapists in Wilmington, DE. 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.

Prompt & Play
(610) 388-7878
330 Kennett Pike
Chadds Ford, PA
Support Services
Camps, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Music Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Summer Camp/ESY, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Fitz-All, Inc
(610) 696-1929
1522 Paoli Pike
West Chester, PA
Support Services
Behavorial Intervention, Early Intervention, Marriage & Family Counseling, Marriage & Family Counseling, Occupational Therapy, Other, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy, Support Group Meetings, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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Focus Ladder
(484) 326-9423
475 Prospect St.
Springfield, PA
Support Services
Floortime, Interactive Metronome, Occupational Therapy, Sensory Integration, Summer Camp/ESY, Support / Tutoring
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,Adult

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Behavioral Health Associates Inc
(302) 655-1100
405 Foulk Rd
Wilmington, DE
 
Health Services
(302) 652-3948
Wilmington, DE
 
A Total Approach
(484) 840-1529
9 Lacrue Ave
Glen Mills, PA
Support Services
Auditory Integration Therapy, Early Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Other, Physical Therapy, Sensory Integration, Speech Therapy, Summer Camp/ESY, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade

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TALK Institute and School
(610) 399-1816
395 H Bishop Hollow Road
West Chester, PA
Support Services
Academic Assessments, Auditory Integration Therapy, Floortime, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Private School (Multi-disability), Sensory Integration, Social Skills Training, Speech Therapy
Ages Supported
1-5 Grade,11-12 Grade,9-10 Grade,Kindergarten

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Christiana Care
(302) 428-2100
Wilmington, DE
 
Addiction Treatment Center 24 Hour Help Line
(302) 477-0741
Wilmington, DE
 
Keough Janet Msn Rncs
(302) 427-8777
1202 N West St
Wilmington, DE
 
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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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