Theraputic Interventions
Theraputic interventions and strategies used may include
(but are not limited to):

  • Sensory integration techniques
  • Neurodevelopmental treatment techniques
  • Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration (MNRI);
  • Development of a “Sensory Diet”
  • o The “Wilbarger Protocol” of deep-pressure brushing
    o “Therapeutic Listening”
    o Weighted vest/pressure vest

  • “How Does Your Engine Run: The alert program for self-regulation”
  • “The Zones of Regulation”
  • Hand development (Benbow)
  • Kinesiotaping
  • Hand splint(s)
  • Handwriting and pre-handwriting programs
  • o Handwriting without Tears
    o Loops and Other Groups
    o Sensible Pencil
    o D’Nealian
    o Others (Prepare, WriteStart, multisensory techniques)

  • SOS approach to sensory-based feeding issues
  • Oral-motor strategies
  • o Beckman oral-motor facilitation
    o MORE: Integrating the Mouth with Sensory and Postural Functions

  • Adapted equipment
    o Pencil grips
    o Slant boards
    o Specialized scissors
    o Seating adaptations

  • Developmental and behavioral approaches
  • Breaking down tasks, teaching specific skills important to the child or family
  • o Ball skills
    o “Pedal Magic” for teaching bike riding
    o Beginning keyboarding
    o Daily Living and Self-Care skills
    o Dressing
    o Buttons, snaps, other clothing fasteners
    o Shoe tying
    o Opening and closing containers
    o Self-feeding, cutting food

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Information on this website should not be construed as medical or therapy advice and is provided only as general information. Please consult your physician or an occupational therapist for specific advice for you or your child.