Readiness Program

Children’s Therapy Center offers a Sensory-Based Readiness Program specifically for 3 and 4 year old children with Sensory Processing Disorder.

While it is not a therapeutic treatment program, it is based on an understanding of sensory-motor processing and development guidelines.

The overall goal of the Program is to assist the child’s nervous system with the registration, processing, and functional use of the sensory input that is constantly received by their body/brain throughout the day.

Assistance in the area of sensory processing will help build a stronger neurological foundation for the child so that he/she is able to experience success with gross and fine motor skill development, as well as academic readiness and social interactions.

Is this program for your child?
There are usually clusters of behaviors which are observed in the early years that provide warning signs and could indicate a child is experiencing deficits with sensory-motor processing. Examples include:

• Dislikes unexpected movement or frolic-type play
• Becomes angry or upset with diaper changing, dressing/undressing, bath time
• Avoids mouthing toys, hands, and feet
• Difficulty transitioning to textured foods
• Abnormal sleep-wake cycle
• Colicky and irritable without apparent reason
• Absent, delayed or shortened crawling period
• Fail ure to explore environment and develop play skills
• Excessive movement with poor ability to engage in activities for appropriate amount of time

If your child has:
• Sensitivity to noises and smells
• Picky eater; excessive time to eat small amounts
• Overly sensitive to being touched; pulls away from light touch OR constantly touching people/objects
• Complains that clothing is uncomfortable
• Avoids putting hands in messy substances
• Seeks quantities of twirling/ spinning OR avoids movement
• Falls frequently, apt to be impulsive; accident prone
• Hesitates to climb on or play on playground equipment
• Dislikes running games OR only plays running games
• Dislikes playing with small manipulative toys
• Poor social behavior/peer relationships
• Pinches, bites or otherwise hurts self/others
• Frequently pushes or hits other children
• Becomes frustrated; frequent outbursts/tantrums
• Tends to withdraw from groups
• Does not accept changes in routine easily
• Responds inconsistently to verbal cues; trouble following 1-2 step commands
• Avoids eye contact
• Rocks him/herself or bangs head when stressed
• Is hard to understand when he/she speaks

Then we can help
By developing and improving:
• Age-appropriate sensory integration
• Physical strength, endurance, and dexterity
• Coordination of vision, hearing, and movement
• Growth in motor skills
• Age appropriate safety awareness
• Social skills
• Functional independence
• A healthy self-image
• Academic readiness



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