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Pediatric Sensory Balancing

Sensory Therapy is often a very difficult nut to crack. The use of hanging swings, climbing walls and nets, sensory pits, weighted vests, tactile activities and toys, (which isolate fine motor, gross motor, and oral motor skill) is widespread in sensory therapeutics. Combined with Listening Therapy music, and computer modulation programs, physical touch, brushing, massage and vibration they are designed to improve sensory and behavioral functions. However positive therapeutic outcomes in neuromodulation are slow.

Sensory Balancing Therapy (SBT) embraces evidence-based research and science behind stress reduction and nervous system regulation to help unlock sensory children’s behavioral patterns. Sensory Balancing Therapy (SBT) is a neuromodulation technique designed to assist with the tasks of processing and integrating sensory information to improve emotional regulation, learning, behavior, and participation in daily life. Why is neuromodulation in sensory patients so important? Find Out more.

The key to Sensory Balancing Therapy is decreasing the sympathetic upregulation (called stress) in order to activate the parasympathetic healing/recovery system. This is referred to in science as Autonomic Regulation or neuromodulation.

Stress is KEY problem with Sensory Children

Early Childhood Stress Activators

  • difficult childbirth
  • surgeries
  • traumas (e.g. falls)
  • genetics, epigenetics,
  • environmental toxins,
  • neglect,
  • physical/sexual abuse

During chronic stress, the Sympathetic Nervous System is in overdrive, causing physical, psychological, and behavioral abnormalities. The relationship between psychosocial stressors and severity of disease is directly affected by the nature, number, and accumulation of stressors as well as by the individual’s biological history. When a child or adult is stuck in this prolonged stress, he or she is living in a defensive mode which prevents proper social interaction, connectedness, and functioning outside their world. This stress-induced Sensory Defensiveness always interferes with daily activity, socialization, and learning.

Science Agrees …