What Can A Sensory Assessment Help With?
A sensory assessment at the Purple House Clinic is aimed at helping children (5 years +) or adults who struggle with the processing of sensory information in their environment. Symptoms might include being over (or under) sensitive to sound, touch, taste, light or smells – or being uncoordinated and struggling with an awareness of space. Some individuals may also struggle to process what’s going on inside their body too, e.g. hunger, thirst and emotional experiences. Engaging in conversation, play and other everyday activities can become challenging or overwhelming due to these difficulties in processing sensory input.
Difficulty in processing sensory information can co-exist with certain conditions within childhood and adulthood including: autism, trauma and attachment difficulties, developmental co-ordination disorder, dyspraxia, mental health difficulties and learning disabilities.
A range of sensory approaches, as well as Ayres’ Sensory Integration Intervention can assess and address these sensory processing challenges, helping people to engage in the everyday activities that matter to them.