Sensory Integration (SI) Therapy/OT Intensives
Camille provides sensory integration therapy in short-term concentrated treatment blocks (3-5 times per week for 3 months) based on the STAR Institute’s intensive therapy model (please see the list of SI therapy core process elements on our ‘About’ page for more information). Parent/guardian empowerment is a cornerstone of this model, with regularly scheduled individualized parent education sessions focusing on generalizing strategies from the treatment sessions to everyday life.
Initiating OT Intensives
- Contact Camille to obtain a client case history/referral form.
- Schedule an intake appointment. Camille will review the child’s developmental history and current difficulties, as well as any previous assessments or reports that have been completed. This may be completed over the phone or in person.
- Assessment: A comprehensive (~2-5 hour) individualized assessment consisting of parent report measures/checklists, standardized tests, and/or structured clinical observations of your child’s sensory processing, motor, and social-emotional skills in our home therapy space/OT gym (complete with swings, blocks, a zip line, scooter board ramp, etc.). Assessment includes a detailed written report outlining the results of the assessment and identified areas of need.
- Treatment: Due to various factors such as the age of the child, developmental level, diagnosis, and family priorities, treatment needs may vary. Typically an intensive program consists of 20-30 hour-long sessions of OT-SI and, depending on the needs of your child, possibly listening therapy. Please note that sessions are 50 minutes in length to allow for 10 minutes of documentation. Treatment begins with a parent-only goal-setting session using Goal Attainment Scaling (GAS).
- Post-testing: Occurs following the conclusion of treatment to track progress. Clients may return for an additional 20-30 sessions or for “booster sessions” in the future to reinforce the gains that were made in the initial session or when additional challenges arise throughout the course of development. Research demonstrates that short-term intensive therapy and repetition are required in order to foster long-lasting change (STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder, 2017a; STAR Institute for Sensory Processing Disorder, 2017b).