A sensory assessment can be used to help both adults and children who are experiencing aggression, behavioural problems and can sometimes be used as part of a diagnosis for a condition such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
Some children with sensory processing issues may experience behavioural difficulties, unexplained temper tantrums and could develop compulsive behaviours as a way of coping with the world around them, such as school and home. A sensory assessment can identify how a child’s behaviour is affected by their ability to process their senses.
Exploring the sensory processing issues they face, an assessment will make recommendations for treatment, allowing the family and school to make adaptations to reduce the sensory triggers for the child. These recommendations could include:
A sensory assessment may be helpful for adults who experience stress and anxiety, difficulty to understand emotional responses, sometimes present with aggression and behavioural problems.
People may experience problems in various areas, which would suggest that their sensory responses affect their behaviour. The typical areas affected are:
A sensory assessment will explore the sensory processing issues and make recommendations for treatment, allowing an individual, the family and work place to make adaptations to reduce the sensory triggers for the person. These recommendations could include:
The sensory assessment report will be ready 1 week after the assessment.
You can request a referral through your GP or contact us and enquire about booking an assessment directly.
1) Screening assessment £250
2) Standard assessment £450
3) Complex assessment £750
Mr Anand Annamalai
Advanced Occupational Therapist (OT) / Sensory Integration Practitioner
Ms Malgorzata (Gosia) Zwicka-Rospond
Advanced Occupational Therapist / Sensory Integration Practitioner