Occupational Therapists at Crossroads are trained to assess and address your child ability to self-regulate including sensory regulation, body regulation, emotional regulation, and cognitive regulation. Your child may benefit from occupational therapy for self-regulation if they have difficultly controlling their energy levels, exhibit behaviors that impact their participation in daily tasks, are unable to manage their emotions, have difficulty attending to activities or tasks for an appropriate amount of time. Additionally, poor body regulation may present as difficulty sitting during circle time, challenges following simple directions/routines, abandoning group activities, poor sleep patterns, seeking out movement constantly (spinning, crashing), having difficulty grading force (when hugging a friend or writing with pencil), appearing disinterested and withdrawn, be over or under responsive to novel sensory stimuli (new environments or experiences). A common challenge for difficulty with self-regulation includes transitioning to different tasks or places. Body regulation can significantly impact function. There are several building blocks to develop self-regulation skills. Our occupational therapists can properly evaluate the cause of self/body regulation difficulties and create a plan to address it in therapy and at home.
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