Sensory People is a charity that aims to give children and young people (and sometimes adults) access to specialist therapists, trained to use an approach called Sensory Integration Therapy, to identify and treat the effects of poor sensory processing.
What is Sensory Processing?
Sensory processing includes noticing sensations, organising (integrating) and responding to them. We have 8 senses; touch, sight, smell, hearing, interoception, vestibular (balance and movement), proprioception (body position) and taste which we notice, and respond to (although not always consciously).
Combining the information from all of these senses enables us to successfully engage with the world around us including:
• managing self-care (washing, dressing, eating etc.)
• being productive (doing everyday tasks, working etc)
• playing and socialising
• resting and sleeping
If you would like to learn more about Sensory Integration Therapy and how it may help your child or yourself, please browse our resource pages located in the menu above.
“By the time he left Primary School he’d changed from an unmanageable little boy who didn’t engage at all with the other children, to one who enjoyed friendships in the therapy space and who did really well in his SATS and went on to mainstream secondary school where he made friends who accepted him.” – Parent of child treated by Sensory People
As a charity we try to keep our costs to a minimum while providing services for children and families who need our specialist support. Please contact us if you would like to fundraise for Sensory People, or, you can elect Sensory People as your chosen charity if you shop at Co-op, which means that for every pound that you spend in store, Co-op will donate 2p to us. For more information on Co-op local community fund, click the Co-op logo below!
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