Our sensory experiences through sight, sound, taste, touch (tactile), balance and movement (vestibular), and body positioning (proprioception) help us make sense of the world by organizing and interpreting these senses; this is called sensory integration (SI).

Michigan Pediatric Therapy offers play-based SI therapy with trained occupational therapists. Sessions may include the use of equipment, such as trampolines, swings, crash pads, weighted vests or blankets, and an array of sensory tactile bins to assist children with sensory integration/ processing issues.

Possible Signs of Sensory Integration/Processing Issues:

Coordination difficulty

    • Appears clumsy or awkward
    • Poor reflex integration

Overly sensitive to touch, movement, sights, smells, tastes, and sounds

    • Avoidance of certain textures of clothes or foods
    • Fearful of movement, such as swinging, spinning, etc.
    • Agitated by washing hands and hair, bathing, tooth brushing, etc.

    Activity level that is unusually high or low

      • Always on the move or slow to engage

    Under-reactive to sensory stimulation

      • Seeks out sensory experiences, such as spinning or crashing
      • Oblivious to pain or discomfort

    Behavior organization is poor

      • Impulsivity or lack of self-control
      • Difficulty calming self when upset

    If you think your child may be struggling with sensory issues, please reach out. We’re here to help: (248) 939-4030

    Our Space

    Nestled in Farmington Hills, Michigan, our space exudes a homely ambiance, providing a welcoming contrast to a typical medical setting. Vibrant and inviting, our facility is designed to make children feel at ease and foster their well-being. The treatment rooms boast comfort and color, creating a pleasant environment. Additionally, our beloved play-based sensory room adds an element of excitement, making therapy sessions something children eagerly anticipate.

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