OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY  &

SENSORY INTEGRATION GROUPS

What are Occupational Therapy/Sensory Integration groups

Occupational therapy and sensory integration groups are formed to bring out positive behavioral changes in its members. Usually conducted for 6 weeks, these groups work towards creating awareness in children about society and the environment around them. These groups give individuals an opportunity to interact with others of similar or different interests.

 

Occupational therapy and sensory integration groups are concerned with promoting health and well-being. Their primary goal is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life.

 

Occupational therapists and sensory therapists guiding the group achieve this outcome by working with people and communities to enhance their ability to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement.

Why should you choose Occupational Therapy/Sensory Integration groups

Occupational therapy and sensory integration groups provide occupation and sensory based experience in a real life setting, thereby providing a platform for your children to learn and practice various skills.

 

Within a naturalistic environment, occupational and sensory integration groups help children understand various social behaviors and norms. They are given continuous support and feedback. These groups give children a sense of belonging and the opportunity to seek help from peers and build new friendships.

 

Occupational therapy and sensory integration groups comprise of various activities that examine a child’s physical and mental growth, in order to improve their attention span, eye-hand coordination, visual motor skills, and various other skills that help children to succeed later on in their life. 

Occupations therapy and sensory integration groups target to improve

  • Growth Moratorium

  • Visual Sensory Processing

  • Oral Sensory Processing

  • Audio Sensory Processing

  • Progress in Education

  • Recreation Activities

  • Proficiency in Fine Motor Skills/Dexterity

  • Gross Motor Skills

  • Auditory Sensory Processing

  • Olfactory Sensory Processing

  • Tactile Sensory Processing

Occupational Therapy/Sensory Integration groups at Stepping Stones

OT groups generally are 6-8 weeks in length, on average, as they consist of an ideal number of sessions in order for the children to learn the routine, and recognize their peers in order to make progress towards their goals. Group sessions will range from 45 – 60 minutes duration. There are many factors that help to determine the length of time for the group, such as the developmental level and attention span of the child. Areas that will be targeted include motor skill development and multi-sensory stimulation, to name a few.

Our sample group session goals include

  • Receive and offer support and feedback;

  • Improve interpersonal relationships and communications;

  • Experiment with new interpersonal behaviors;

  • Improve self-confidence, self-image, and self-esteem; and

  • Undergo personal change inside the group with the expectation of carrying that learning over into one’s outside life.