Focused Education provides psychology, speech therapy, occupational therapy, tutoring and NDIS services for children and teenagers with learning disabilities based in Perth
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Sensory Processing Disorders
Sensory Processing is a term that refers to the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses such as tactile, auditory, visual etc. and turns them into appropriate motor and behavioural responses. Sensory Processing Disorder is when the messages received are either not organised, blocked or interpreted in an incorrect manner which can cause inappropriate responses in relation to different sensory channels. Sensory Processing Disorder can be measured on a continuum with minor to major disruptions being caused throughout the child’s daily life.
Difficulties the child may experience:
Difficulties with fine and gross motor co-ordination · social isolation · lack of self-esteem, emotional and behavioural issues · academic delay · poor understanding of self · disruptive behaviour · anxiety, depression · aggression and difficulty maintaining relationships.
Aims of therapy:
Focused Education aims to integrate the different areas of the central nervous system which play a role in the processing of the sensory systems. Young children with ADHD or Dyslexia often have undiagnosed sensory processing problems. We do this by facilitating the integration of the reflexes which help mature the central nervous system, thereby improving: fine and gross motor co-ordination, awareness of self, self-esteem and confidence, academic performance, relationships with peers and family and understanding and awareness of their own body.