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​ Occupational therapy and sensory therapy

Occupational therapy puts the child at the center of the therapeutic process - his needs, strengths, difficulties, interests and temperament. Following this basic principle in the process of therapy the main goals are:

-stimulation of practice and gaming skills

-formation of skills for independence / everyday, game and social skills /

-stimulation of the motor, emotional and social development of the child


Sensory therapy is an approach in occupational therapy that is applied very successfully worldwide and is often a kind of "catalyst" for early childhood development.

What is sensory therapy?

The approach is based on the work of Jean Ayres - a theory of sensory integration, its fundamental role in early childhood development and therapy aimed at stimulating these processes.

What is sensory integration?

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Sensory integration is a neurological process in which all sensory stimuli from the world around us and from our own body are processed, analyzed, interpreted so that we can respond adequately to the physical and social situations in which we find ourselves every day / hour / minute / . This process is unconscious (as is breathing, walking, etc.), but it is a fundamental factor in early childhood development. The long journey that the child travels from the womb to the structured environment in the child's environment is mainly related to the accumulation of experience - sensory, social, emotional, etc. How the child perceives his body, the physical components of the environment / people, objects, causal relationships between them /, depends on how he will interact with it / how he will play, communicate, learn, etc./. Like the process of building a house, the baby lays the foundations of his future abilities, accumulating sensory information / tactile, auditory, visual, proprioceptive, gustatory, olfactory, vestibular, etc./, on the basis of which he learns about his body, the world and the people around you and how to manipulate the environment.

What if the process of sensory integration is disrupted?

Similar to the operation of gears, when even one component of the system is affected / one sensor channel / in terms of processing and analysis of sensory information, this gives has a direct impact on all other components and on the overall functioning. Therefore, in the presence of a problem in the process of processing the information coming through the sensory channels, we are talking about sensory-integrative dysfunction. This imbalance in the processing of sensory information, depending on the degree and sensory channels that are most affected, has a direct impact on the functioning of the child.

  • Motor development and functioning

  • Game skills

  • Communication

  • Language skills

  • Nutrition

  • Sleep

  • Skills for regulating behavior and emotions

  • Adaptation

Who is occupational therapy and sensory therapy suitable for?

  • Neurological diseases

  • Cerebral palsy

  • Autistic spectrum

  • Hyperactivity and attention deficit

  • Dyspraxia

  • Lag in language speech development

  • Emotional and behavioral problems

  • Kids in risk

  • Premature babies

S&A Kids offers consultations and therapy with an occupational therapist / sensory therapist working under monthly supervision.

Consultation occupational therapist / sensory therapist / present and online /

Family counseling

Preparation of an individual program for work at home

Consulting specialists from educational institutions for structuring and adapting the environment

Organizing training with a practical focus for parents and professionals


Consultant and supervisor of the center is Anna Dincheva - special pedagogue and sensory therapist SIAT / Sensory Integration Ayres therapy / ®


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