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Sensory Integration Therapy

Our OTs are experts in helping individuals with sensory processing challenges, a common issue that can affect behaviour, learning, and everyday activities. We assess sensory sensitivities and provide tailored interventions that help clients manage their responses to different sensory stimuli. This might include sensory integration therapy, where clients are exposed to various sensory experiences in a structured, playful environment to help them adapt and respond more effectively.

We also focus on developing sensory diets, personalised plans that incorporate specific sensory activities into daily routines. These activities are designed to help clients maintain an optimal level of arousal and engagement, whether it’s through calming techniques for over-responsiveness or stimulating activities for under-responsiveness.

Education plays a crucial role in our sensory processing therapy. We ensure that families and caregivers understand the nature of sensory processing disorders and how they can create supportive environments at home and school. This holistic approach ensures that our clients can navigate their world more comfortably and effectively.

Sensory Integration and Occupational Therapy

Sensory processing refers to the way our nervous system receives and responds to sensory information from the environment. For some children, challenges with sensory processing can impact their ability to engage in daily activities, regulate emotions, and interact with others effectively. Our occupational therapy services are designed to address these challenges and help children develop the necessary skills to thrive.

Understanding Sensory Processing Challenges

Sensory processing challenges can manifest in various ways and may include hypersensitivity (over-responsiveness) or hyposensitivity (under-responsiveness) to sensory input, difficulties with sensory discrimination, poor sensory modulation, or sensory-seeking behaviours. Children with sensory processing challenges may exhibit behaviours such as aversion to certain textures or sounds, sensory overload in busy environments, difficulty maintaining attention, or seeking out intense sensory experiences.

Role of Occupational Therapy in Addressing Sensory Processing Issues

Occupational therapy plays a crucial role in supporting children with sensory processing issues by providing individualised interventions aimed at improving sensory integration, modulation, and regulation. Our experienced occupational therapists work closely with children and their families to identify specific sensory challenges and develop tailored intervention plans to address them effectively.

Individualised Intervention Plans

At LEAP Centre, we take a personalised approach to therapy, recognising that each child is unique and may respond differently to sensory input. Our therapists look at each child holistically to gain insight into the child's sensory processing abilities and identify areas of difficulty. Based on our findings and information from the parent planning meeting, we develop individualised intervention plans that incorporate sensory-rich activities and strategies to promote optimal sensory integration and regulation.

Incorporating the Sensory Gym

Our state-of-the-art sensory gym provides a dynamic and stimulating environment for therapeutic activities aimed at promoting sensory exploration and integration. Equipped with a variety of sensory equipment, including swings, climbing structures, tactile surfaces, and balance tools, our sensory gym offers children opportunities to engage in activities that address their specific sensory needs. Under the guidance of our occupational therapists, children can explore different sensory experiences in a safe and supportive setting.

Parent and Caregiver Involvement

We believe that parental involvement is essential for the success of therapy. Our therapists work closely with parents and caregivers to provide education, support, and strategies for managing sensory challenges at home. We offer guidance on creating sensory-friendly environments, implementing sensory diets, and supporting children's sensory needs in everyday activities. By empowering parents with knowledge and resources, we enable them to play an active role in supporting their child's sensory development.

Functional Goal-Oriented Approach

Our therapy sessions are focused on achieving functional goals that are meaningful and relevant to each child's daily life. Whether it's improving attention and focus in the classroom, participating in social activities with peers, or managing sensory sensitivities in public places, our interventions are tailored to help children succeed in real-world situations. We work collaboratively with children, families, and other professionals to set achievable goals and track progress over time.

Ongoing Monitoring and Support

We understand that progress takes time, and our therapists are committed to supporting children and their families throughout their therapy journey. We provide ongoing monitoring, feedback, and adjustments to intervention plans as needed to ensure continued progress and success. Our goal is to equip children with the skills and strategies they need to thrive despite sensory challenges and achieve their full potential.

Contact LEAP Centre Today

If you believe your child could benefit from our occupational therapy services for sensory processing issues, we encourage you to contact us today. Our experienced therapists are here to support you every step of the way and help your child unlock their potential. Together, we can create a brighter future for your child.

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Frequently Asked Question

What services do you offer?

We offer a comprehensive range of therapy services, including occupational therapyspeech therapy, and physiotherapy. Each service is tailored to meet the unique needs of our clients, ranging from developmental therapies for children to rehabilitation and support for adults. We also offer programs such as group sessions, individual sessions, and intensive therapy blocks.

If you or your family member is facing challenges with speech, mobility, daily activities, or other areas of physical and cognitive function, therapy might be beneficial. We recommend scheduling a consultation with our specialists for a professional assessment and personalised recommendations. Please submit your enquiry form to book the consultation. 

Our clinic provides services for all age groups. We have specialised programs for children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly, ensuring age-appropriate and effective therapy for every client.

Therapy sessions are scheduled based on the individual needs and availability of our clients. Each session typically consists of 45 minutes of direct therapy followed by client/family feedback and therapist documentation/planning.

Our therapists are highly qualified and licensed professionals. They hold degrees in their respective fields and have undergone extensive training and certification. Continuous education is a priority for our team, ensuring we stay updated with the latest therapy techniques and research.

Yes, we actively collaborate with schools, physicians, and other healthcare providers to ensure a comprehensive and coordinated approach to our clients’ care. This multidisciplinary collaboration is essential for holistic treatment planning and effective outcomes. Contact us to collaborate with us! 

Our approach is client-centered, evidence-based, and holistic. We focus on understanding each client’s unique needs and goals, and we tailor our therapy plans accordingly. We emphasise a collaborative approach involving the client, their family, and other professionals as needed.

We accept NDIS funding, private health, medicare, and private pay. For all NDIS self-managed or private paying clients, payment is required on the day of your session. Our administrative team can assist you in understanding your benefits and navigating the billing process. Give us a call or submit an enquiry form to find out more! 

Yes we do! In addition to clinic-based sessions, we also offer therapy in the home, daycare settings, or at schools. Sessions outside of the clinic incur a travel fee consistent with the NDIS travel rate guide. Give us a call or submit an enquiry form to find out more! 

We welcome and value your feedback. You can provide feedback directly to your therapist, through our reception, or by emailing We are committed to continuous improvement and take your insights seriously.

Absolutely. We understand the importance of a good therapist-client match and will facilitate a change if needed to ensure the best therapeutic experience and outcome.

Getting started is easy. Simply contact us via phone, email, or our website to schedule an initial consultation. During this session, we will discuss your needs and create a personalised therapy plan.

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