School Years Sensory Clinic
The goal of this clinic is to provide caregivers with strategies so that they can support their child with sensory processing difficulties to participate in their daily activities at home and in the community. Children who have difficulty processing sensory information may be over-sensitive and have strong reactions to certain sensory input, may be under-sensitive and seek certain sensory input, or both. This can lead to children having trouble participating in daily activities such as dressing, bathing, sitting for tasks, or playing at home and in the community.
- This clinic is for children aged 4-6 (before entering grade 1).
- If your child is experiencing sensory processing difficulties at school, please contact your school to request OT support through School-Based Rehabilitation Services, as this clinic is specifically for home- and community-based concerns.
Some examples of questions/concerns you may have for the OT:
- Questions about how to help your child manage in busier settings (i.e. going to the grocery store, playing on the playground, navigating the airport)
- Concerns about how your child tolerates basic self-care tasks (i.e. brushing teeth, washing or cutting hair, dressing)
- Concerns about your child’s activity level and their ability to sit at the table for schoolwork or supper.
What to Expect
You will have an opportunity to consult with an Occupational Therapist (OT) regarding your child’s sensory processing difficulties that are impacting their daily function. The OT may suggest other community services. The need for a second follow-up appointment at the next clinic will be determined at the first visit. This clinic will provide parent coaching and consultation for the home/community environment. Direct or ongoing therapy is not provided, and school-based concerns cannot be addressed in this clinic. Appointments are 45 minutes in length.
How to Access:
- Contact your KidsAbility Therapist
- Contact Intake at 1-888-372-2259 Ext. 1214