Sensory Integration Dysfunction- Why Sensory Gyms are Vital In Treating SID and ASD
Speaker: Anna Keenaghan
Anna will discuss how sensory gyms are designed to alleviate symptoms of sensory processing disorder by providing the vestibular and proprioceptive input necessary for children with ASD and SPD to regulate themselves. These types of activities allow the child to begin to self-regulate, allowing them to attend and learn, develop meaningful relationships, and experience life more like their typical peers.
Anna Keenaghan, MA, OTR/L, SIPT certified, is the Executive Director and Occupational Therapy Supervisor at Sensory Freeway. Sensory Freeway is a state of the art 6,000 sq ft facility designed to provide therapy to children from birth to 18 years old with variety of diagnoses.The facilities are filled with developmental toys, suspended equipment, rock walls, zap line, trampoline, ball pit and much much more. All rooms are designed to provide optimal sensory input for specific sensory system and promote exploration on the part of the child.