Classroom noises may distract them, the tag in their shirt may drive them crazy, or the artwork around the room may just be too much. For other children with sensory processing challenges, they can’t sit still in their chair, they constantly hum, or they bump into everyone in line. These children can learn better and not distract other students when given some tools to help regulate how their brains are registering the sensory information all around them.
How the STAR Treatment Model Can Help:
Children with SPD have been shown to benefit from intensive therapy using a sensory integration approach. GHC models our Stay and Play Therapy Program after the STAR Institute. Practicing what is known as "the Burst Model," families come and stay nearby while receiving therapy services 5 times per week for 4-6 weeks at our state-of-the-art intensive therapy program.
We are one of the few clinics in the country to offer this type of service. We use a multi-disciplinary approach to address motor coordination, language development, feeding challenges, social skills, and independence with daily living skills. We provide comprehensive support from start to finish, including on-line support once your child graduates from support in clinic.
Our team members are certified as an Advanced Mentored Clinicians by the STAR Institute. The STAR Institute was founded by Dr. Lucy Jane Miller, the leading researcher in sensory processing. Our director, Robyn Chu, is on the STAR Institute Faculty.