Deb Hopper, our experienced in-house Occupational Therapist brings her passion and experience of over 15 years of working with children and youth. Deb and our team just want to be there with you on the ground and provide you with the best evidenced-based resources and empower you with high quality best practice knowledge to help children with a range of difficulties including children with autism, ADHD, sensory processing disorder, learning difficulties.
Even if children don't have a diagnosis such as Autism and ADHD, our team understands that children often struggle with concentration and attention in class.
So what might some kids ‘look like' who struggle with sensory processing disorder, or underlying sensory issues?
- Some kids just can't seem to sit still, always needing to get up and move.
- Other kids may appear lethargic, tired and just can't get going. Sometimes they may even be called lazy.
- Some children struggle with meltdowns, coping with noisy or busy crowds.
- Some children having been labelled as have behaviour issues (when actually it might be a sensory processing disorder or a physiologic reason underlying the why of the behaviour).
Often children have diagnoses such as Autism, ADHD and learning difficulties. Sometimes kids have no diagnoses but may have underlying sensory processing issues.
These sensory processing issues may be also known as sensory processing disorder, and can impact a child's ability to
- Self-regulate, modulate or control their behaviour or meltdowns
- Sit still and concentrate in class
- Be alert enough to be physically able to engage, take in and understand new concepts being taught
Life Skills 4 Kids offers a variety of services for you, your child, teachers and health professionals.
- Offer therapy services including a full assessment, ongoing therapy, intakes, screeners and phone consultations.
- Provide training and workshops for teachers, preschool teachers, teachers aids, health professionals and parents.
- Offer a variety of resources that have been proven to help children with Sensory Processing