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Our Occupational Therapy Services

  • Comprehensive Assessments
  • Sensory Processing & Sensory Integration
  • Trauma-Informed Care 
  • Adoption-Competent Treatment
  • MNRI Reflex Integration
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Handwriting
  • Gross Motor Body Coordination
  • Development of Balance Skills
  • Visual-Motor and Functional Visual Skills
  • Self-Regulation: Emotions and Behaviors
  • Vestibular-Visual Skills
  • Core Muscle Strengthening
  • Sensory Diets
  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Sleep Support
  • Collaboration with Parents, Schools, and Counselors
  • Adult Treatment for Sensory Processing Needs

    Treatment Approaches

    We have extensive training in providing treatment and occupational therapy services that include, but are not limited to:

    Interventions for Sensory Processing & Sensory Integration Needs

    Sensory processing and sensory integration treatment includes the use of activities to activate our sensory systems, often focusing on the vestibular, proprioceptive, and tactile systems to promote self-regulation, skill development, comfort, and function.

    Astronaut Training

    This is a specific sound-activated treatment protocol developed by Mary Kawar, MS, OT/L involving the visual-vestibular-auditory systems. It is designed to improve the integration of movement, visual, and hearing to support postural and motor skills, coordination, spatial awareness, balance, and eye movement skills (needed for academics and sports). 

    Therapeutic Listening®

    Therapeutic Listening is an auditory intervention that was developed by Sheila Frick, an occupational therapist. It uses electronically altered music that provides direct input to the auditory and vestibular systems and impacts all levels of the nervous system. It can be used to decrease sensory over-responsivity, and improve sensory processing, self-regulation, balance/postural organization, and coordination, and support attention and active listening. It can be used in the clinic and is also used at home as a home program. 


    Zones Of Regulation Program®-Self-Regulation Program

    Zones of Regulation Program is a program designed by Leah Kuypers, MA, ED., OTR/L, to support self-regulation and efficient management of emotions and behaviors.  The program helps a child identify and categorize their feelings/behaviors, recognize the impact of their responses on others, and develop tools to assist with managing their emotions/behaviors. It is a program often used in schools.


    Safe And Sound Protocol

    The Safe and Sound Protocol is a specially designed music-based intervention that is used to support a sense of safety, improve regulation of emotions, support social engagement, and reduce hearing sensitivities. This tool is used with many types of clients including those with sensory processing needs, sound sensitivity, self-regulatory needs, and clients with heightened stress responses and/or trauma histories.

    It applies the Polyvagal Theory and was developed by Stephen W. Porges, Ph.D. a Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University where he is the founding director of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium. He is also a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina. 


    MNRI Reflex Integration Program

    Reflex integration uses a variety of specific exercises to address the neurosensorimotor system. This can support self-regulation, sleep, sensory processing, and provide a foundation for motor and movement skills.  


    Bal Vis X ®

    Bal-A-Vis-X is a series of balance, auditory, and vision exercises, rooted in rhythm, that use bean bags, balls, and balance boards to support vision and motor skills, attention, and self-regulation. 


    Handwriting Without Tears®

    Handwriting Without Tears is a handwriting approach and program that supports students in developing the skills necessary for skillful and efficient handwriting. It is a program that is frequently used in school settings. 


    Contact Us

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