05/04/2011 08:01AM ● Published by Style
Photo by Dante Fontana
Describe your business. Did you find it, or did it find you?
SensoryED specializes in helping people, especially children, who struggle to learn. When we evaluate a client, we often find underlying sensory processing issues that act as barriers to learning. When the brain doesn’t accurately process information brought in through the senses, it can’t accurately organize the information. This “unorganized” information accumulates as a child with sensory processing issues goes through school, causing him/her to fall behind. We focus on occupational therapy to address the barriers to learning. Our educational specialist focuses on sensory-cognitive teaching. It’s quite different from tutoring; it works on the underlying processes of the brain that are responsible for learning, retrieving and applying information in a fluid, organized manner.
Why is your staff the best in the business?
We are lifelong learners who are constantly renewing and sharpening our skills via trainings, seminars and conferences. We are also members of professional groups and subscribe to professional journals in our respective fields, which keeps us abreast of the current trends in research and intervention strategies.
What’s your biggest job perk?
Sandy: Over the last eighteen years I’ve worked with clients with learning difficulties in varying capacities. Now, I’m very excited to have the opportunity to work in a one-on-one setting, sit on the floor and just play. Of course the movement-based, multi-sensory activities we do build sensory and cognitive skills, but they’re not aware of that – they’re just having fun!
Christy: I get to play all day! The occupational therapy sessions I design provide therapeutic intervention for kids with sensory processing disorder and motor coordination delays, all disguised as play activities. Kids enjoy themselves playing the games, and I have the joy of knowing that those “games” are going to have a positive impact on their ability to function and enjoy everyday activities.
And finally, customer service is…?
A client-centered practice. By focusing our services around each client’s specific needs and goals, we help them to reach their highest personal level of achievement. It’s essential to empower our clients and their families with the tools and information needed to facilitate continued growth, even after they are no longer working with us.
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