Sensory difficulties occur when a child has a difficult time receiving and responding to information from their senses.

You may notice that your child seems to be unusually sensitive to noise or light, or very picky about food and clothes. They may also be hyperactive and resistant to hugs. These behaviours may suggest that your child has trouble processing the sensory information that he/she is getting from the world around them. Feeling too sensitive to stimulation, or not sensitive enough, can make children feel uncomfortable, anxious, distracted or overwhelmed.

While there is no medication available to treat sensory processing issues, occupational therapy can aid in easing sensory difficulties in children. Our qualified occupational therapists engage kids in physical activities that are designed to regulate their sensory input, to make them feel more comfortable and secure, and help them to focus. In addition, we will advise you on practical changes you can make at home and at school to help your child feel more at ease and perform better academically and in sports.

If your child is experiencing sensory issues, feel free to contact us today.