Parents - Sensory Diet FAQs

1.  What can I expect when my child completes the Sensory Diet program?

This program is designed to address the psycho-social emotional area of functioning. Parents typically report behavioral changes such as: increased attention, improved sleep, increased focus and purposeful interaction.

 

2.  Will I notice a difference in my child right away?

Most parents report behavioral changes in their child within the first month of the program.

 

3.  What do the SD fees include?

This is a 4 to 6 month course of intervention that includes:

a) Design of the individualized sensory diet
b) Consultation and delivery of the program
c) Check in
d) Consultation


4.  What if I have questions or concerns before my check in or consultation

Our client care and therapy team are happy to answer any question or address any concern that you may have. Please email your question to clientcare@therapeeds.com and it will be directed to the team member best suited to respond.

 

5.  What happens after my child has completed the Sensory Diet program?

Once your child has completed the course of therapy, we suggest having an evaluation to identify if there are deficits in the other developmental areas. If there are higher level deficits, we then shift to the consultative model of the home program.

Julia, Devon and Interested Parents, Our little Bradley was born 3 months premature. Knowing this has made it easier to understand why he has still retained most of his primitive relfexes. I am so grateful for your work with Bradley and for the Home Program. This is the ONLY therapy we have done with him (other than diet intervention) that we have seen such an improvement in his functioning in such a short time. Last May, he would yell, hide under the table or run from the cafeteria every day at school and eat lunch only if he was in a quiet room (like the Principal's office, unfortunately). This was such a negative experience for him. After attending Camp Integrations and within a month of starting the home program, Bradley began school in late August. His teacher and aide reported he didn't have any issues in the cafeteria. In disbelief, I went to the cafeteria the next day to find him sitting, eating his food (ALL of it) and chatting with friends! Also, his handwriting has improved immensely in the 6 weeks since starting the home program. He went from writing 1.5 - 2" malformed letters to writing within a wide rule spacing (less than 1 cm. high). Last week, he wrote 9 sentences using his spelling words, independently WHILE RIDING IN THE CAR!!! This is the kid who would throw up in his car seat if he tried to watch a movie or look at a book while riding. Bradley is very aware that his therapy is helping him and is actually excited to do it now! My husband Mike was very excited to find Bradley standing in the garage yesterday looking at his bicycle which has been hanging from the ceiling for 8 months. He could NEVER ride it. Whenever we tried to put him on it, he would either fall over (even with training wheels) or barely pedal with his head down the entire time. Mike took him out and this time he was able to ride with his head upright. Pedaling was still difficult but Bradley was able to keep his balance and even go around our park! Thanks


Cindy M.
Weston, FL

Join Our Email List