The Missing Piece for You / Your Child? 

Are Your Sensory Systems Overwhelmed & Underperforming?

We have all learned about the 5 main senses – visual (seeing), auditory (hearing), gustatory (tasting), tactile (touching), and olfactory (smelling). Additionally, we have sensory systems such as vestibular (movement) and proprioceptive (body awareness) that help us to make sense of the world around us. When we are born, we have to learn how to incorporate all this new sensory input. We are not born with the ability to do so — WE MUST LEARN HOW TO DO IT.  

Multi-sensory processing is one of the most fundamental functions of our brains because it allows us to filter, modulate, and integrate all the senses our brain receives from the environment.

Those with appropriate multisensory processing can use their discretion to intake what is important in their environment and ignore what is not. When multisensory processing doesn’t fully develop or when it is disrupted, people may experience symptoms or behaviors to compensate. Some sensory input may be distressing and overwhelming to an individual because their multi-sensory processing is not fully functional. This may occur because of a developmental interruption, or because of a brain injury, such as a concussion. 

What is OMST? 

Learn more about who we can help and how.

How Can OMST Help? 

What observable changes may you see in patients who do OMST?

  • Improvements in:
    • Memory and organization
    • Planning and judgment
    • Balance and motor control
    • Visual skills (eye teaming & eye tracking)
    • Ability to regulate one’s emotions and behaviors
    • Ability to handle sensory environments while not feeling overwhelmed = REDUCED ANXIETY
    • Improved sleep

Sound Too Good To Be True?

Patient Testimonials

“…I got post–concussion syndrome from a fall in soccer and then soon after falling down some stairs. I went through a few previous therapies because I was experiencing light and noise sensitivity, a feeling of being in a fog and with that came anxiety. Because of these symptoms I was not able to be in a classroom, drive or be in other social situations… At the beginning of the 12 days at the office I could already see a change. I went from not even thinking of going into a store to grocery shopping on day 8, which is definitely not something I expected to happen! After 30 days I genuinely felt so much better. Something clicked in my brain and daily tasks became so much easier…”

  • Abbie J. 

“…At home and at school, we have seen an increase in his confidence, flexibility, and willingness to try new things outside of his comfort zone.  His reading skills have taken off, and he is already reading above grade level.  He is willing to try writing lower case letters now and is not so hard on himself when he makes mistakes.  He loves to do activities independently now that used to be way too frustrating for him before, such as completing a Lego set or playing an iPad game. At home, it has been much easier to get his attention now and for him to carry out multi-step directions.  The morning routine is a breeze now! His teachers are also reporting more socializing and more interest in peers, and his therapists are reporting great receptiveness to speech and social group therapy.”

  • Mom of Nolan

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