Integrated Listening Systems (iLs)

Safe and Sound Protocol We are excited to offer the new Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) at our clinic. iLs describes the program as a five-day intervention designed by Dr. Stephen Porges based on his Polyvagal Theory to reduce stress and auditory sensitivity while enhancing social engagement and resilience. By calming the behavioral and physiological […]

Does My Child Have A Sensory Issue?

Does My Child Have A Sensory Issue? by—Watch this video to learn about possible signs of sensory integration issues. This video shows an expert panel of health professionals discussing how sensory integration affects children and the real-life stories of parents of children with sensory issues.

How Occupational Therapy Helps with Sensory Integration Issues

How Occupational Therapy Helps with Sensory Integration Issues by—Watch this video to learn how occupational therapy can be used as a treatment for children who struggle with sensory issues. This video shows an expert panel of health professionals discussing how occupational therapy works and the benefits it can provide.

Importance of Sensory Integration

Importance of Sensory Integration by—Watch this video to gain an understanding of sensory issues. This video uses animation to provide information about: the 7 senses, how individuals use sensory information, and possible signs of sensory integration issues.


The following websites offer information about occupational therapy, sensory integration, sensory processing, and other resources for parents with sensory challenged children. American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)—The American Occupational Therapy Association is a national professional society established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners, and to improve the quality of occupational […]


Note: Most books are available from various online retailers. For the convenience of our parents, some books are available for purchase at ITS.  Please feel free to ask! General Resource Books Sensory integration and the child, 25th anniversary edition: Understanding hidden sensory challenges by A. Jean Ayres (2005) Sensational kids: Hope and help for children with sensory […]

What is tactile defensiveness?

(From Sensory Integration and the Child, 25th Anniversary Edition, Ayres, 2005) Tactile defensiveness is one type of sensory modulation disorder. It is the tendency to react negatively and emotionally to touch sensations. The reaction only occurs under certain conditions. Tactile sensations are constantly entering everyone’s nervous system; however, most individuals are able to inhibit their […]

What is sensory modulation disorder?

(From Sensational Kids, Miller, 2006) Sensory Modulation Disorder is a chronic and severe problem involving the ability to turn sensory information into behaviors that match the nature and intensity of the sensation. Children with difficulties modulating sensory input may under-respond to sensation, over-respond to sensation, seek intense sensation, or display a mixture of the three. […]

What is Occupational Therapy?

Children occupational therapy

From the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA): In its simplest terms, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants help people across the lifespan participate in the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of everyday activities (occupations). Common occupational therapy interventions include helping children with disabilities to participate fully in school and […]

Sensory Processing Disorder And Autism Spectrum Disorder

You notice that your child hates loud noises, is sensitive to certain food textures, likes to eat only certain foods and does not handle transitions well.  You may be concerned that your child has Autism.  Instead, the occupational therapist diagnoses your child with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)!  What is Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and how […]