Serving the Greater Kalamazoo Area

The Therapy Place is Ready to Help

At The Therapy Place we work with children with sensory processing disorders of all types. It’s our mission to help patients in Southwest Michigan live life to the fullest by better adapting to illness, injury, or disorders.

What are Sensory Processing Disorders?

Sensory processing disorders occur in children of all ages. Depending on the child's age, treatments may vary.

Treatments by age:

  • Newborns and toddlers—these young children often display problems with sleep disorders, self-quieting, alertness, and motor skills.
  • Elementary school children—these children may need help to address academic performance, friendships, play, and dealing with sensory inputs that are upsetting.
  • Adolescents—interventions for young adults may help them understand how they process sensory details. These details may be related to leisure activities, relationships, or vocational choices.

How Occupational Therapy Can Help

Occupational therapists treat sensory processing disorders in patients of all ages—from newborn to adolescents. The first step is assessing the child’s response to sensory information.

An assessment is done by observing the body and the child’s environment using:

  • Standardized tests.
  • Clinical observations.
  • Input from parents, guardians, caregivers and teachers.

Therapists then work with the child’s caregivers to address the most immediate and important issues. This information is used to develop an intervention plan to address the specific condition(s).

We understand your challenges and will work closely with you to provide your child the best path to success in adulthood.

It's our mission to help your child live life to the fullest by helping them better accommodate illness, injury, or disability.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please call and speak to one of our therapists at (269) 544-2901 or send us an email.

The American Occupational Therapy Association is a contributing source for this information.