Kentucky First Steps Occupational Therapy
Play and Grow Therapy is also a Kentucky First Steps provider for early intervention occupational therapy services.
Kentucky First Steps is a statewide comprehensive service for children birth to three years demonstrating delays in their development. Services are provided in the child's natural environment (e.g. home, childcare, and/or community).
If you have questions or concerns about your child's development you can contact the Kentucky First Steps Point of Care office near you by going to their website: http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/firstSteps/default.htm or call (877) 417-8377.
Ayres Sensory Integration
Sensory Integration is a therapeutic framework developed by Dr. A. Jean Ayres, a neuroscientist and occupational therapist (Ayres, 2005). Sensory Integration is a process by which the brain process sensory information (e.g. touch, movement, vision, sounds, taste, and joint position sense) and the body produces an adapted response to complete everyday activities. The sensory systems are the foundation upon which all other learning is built.
Difficulty with sensory integration may manifest as impaired coordination, hypersensitivity to sensory input, high activity level, poor balance, poor self-regulation, clumsy, high pain tolerance, and low activity level. Approximately 1 in 6 children ages 7-11 years old demonstrate difficulties with processing sensory input (Ben-Sasson et al., 2009) and 1 in 20 children younger than 7 years old demonstrates difficulties with sensory processing (Ahn et al., 2004).
Play and Grow Therapy specializes in providing therapy services to children that demonstrate difficulties with sensory integration. We are highly trained therapists specializing in Ayres Sensory Integration.
If your child is having difficulty meeting the demands of their day at home, at school, or in the community, please let us help. Contact us for more information.