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What is Trauma-Informed Care?

Sometimes children and adults experience trauma in their lives. Trauma can include:

  • Separation from, or loss of, caregiver or loved one
  • Multiple living situations early in life
  • Medical and surgical procedures; intensive care hospitalization
  • Accidents
  • Natural disasters
  • Neglect
  • Abuse
  • Violence or witnessing violence
  • Death of a loved one

Sensory Processing

Individuals with trauma histories can be more likely to experience certain types of sensory processing and regulatory difficulties including:

  • Hypersensitivity to touch, sound, or movements
  • Sensory overload
  • Difficulty regulating emotions
  • Difficulty with sleep
  • Hypervigilance
  • Problems with body awareness
  • Clumsiness
  • Excessive movement or touch seeking.


At Occupational Therapy Connections we have expertise and extensive experience providing trauma-informed care and sensory-based treatment to assist with related symptoms. 

  • Treatment is personalized and adjusted to the client’s needs for safety and symptom reduction. 
  • Treatment incorporates an understanding and respect for the trauma that has been experienced. 
  • Treatment works toward supporting a well-regulated nervous system and responses and improving sensory processing. 
  • Treatment provided by Occupational Therapy Connections is complementary and supportive to other services such as counseling and medical treatment. 

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If you are interested in learning more about Occupational Therapy Connections services or scheduling an evaluation, please contact us by calling (317) 581-1185.