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Boy Swinging

Sensory Processing

Sensory integration refers to our body's ability to take in the sensory-based information and use that information to experience success in the activities we do everyday. Sensory based challenges can look different for each child. For example, when this process isn't working as well as it should be, children may demonstrate difficulty with: 

  • comfort in busy environments

  • attention to activities

  • daily living skills such as dressing, brushing teeth, bathing, grooming and toileting

  • safely exploring their environments

  • frequent bumps or falls 

  • needing to constantly be on the move 

  • frustration with learning new activities

Toddler eating


Children demonstrate difficulty with feeding for a variety of reasons. Feeding therapy can be a great tool to introduce new foods into your child's diet using multi-sensory experiences, environmental modifications, routine changes and caregiver education. 

Children may be experience difficulty with:

  • Trying new foods

  • Gagging in response to certain foods 

  • Difficulty finding foods to eat when out or visiting friends 

  • Significantly limited diet

  • Poor weight gain 

Kids in Preschool

Motor Skills

Delayed motor skill development can impact your child's confidence and comfort participating in age-appropriate activities. Children with delayed motor skills may experience:

  • Poor balance

  • Difficulty learning new motor skills (i.e. bike riding)

  • Difficulty with catching and throwing a ball

  • Limited interest in age-appropriate sports or group movement activities

  • Using utensils 

  • Poor handwriting 

  • Difficulty with clothing fasteners or opening containers 

  • Difficulty dressing self despite age and practice

Our focus is always on your child, their strengths, and how we can guide families and children to being successful within their environment.


Some of the pediatric diagnoses treated at Holistic Abilities include: 

  •  Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Developmental Delay 

  • Fine or Gross Motor Coordination Disorder 

  • Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 

  •  Down Syndrome 

  • Learning Disabilities 

  • Anxiety 

  • Behavioral and Emotional Regulation Challenges

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