Occupational Therapy focuses on enhancing a person's ability to function and be successful in the negotiation of their environment.
Occupational therapists can work on improving underlying sensory motor foundation skills, fine motor coordination, visual motor control, visual perception, postural development and activities of daily living.
Occupational Therapy services through Building Blocks are designed to help individuals achieve their maximum capability in their daily life tasks
Sensory Integration is a term that refers to the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses and turns them into appropriate motor and behavioral responses.
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD, formerly known as "sensory integration dysfunction") is a condition that exists when sensory signals do not get organized into appropriate responses. A person with SPD finds it difficult to process and act upon information received through the senses, which creates challenges in performing countless everyday tasks. Motor clumsiness, behavioral problems, anxiety, depression, school failure, and other impacts may result if the disorder is not treated effectively.
The goal of Sensory Integration Therapy is to foster appropriate responses to sensation in an active, meaningful, and fun way so the child is able to behave in a more functional manner.