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Our primary focus at Bay Area Sensory Learning Centers is to
help children with learning disabilities. The first step is to fill out a
child assessment form to see how our program will work for you and your
The Sensory Learning Program is a multi-sensory approach to
developmental learning that simultaneously stimulates the
visual, auditory and vestibular systems with light, sound and
motion. The Program challenges the primary sensory systems to
work together and better adapt to multi-sensory input, the
foundation of all sensory processing.
The Sensory Learning Program is a 30-day intervention. It
consists of two-30 minute sessions each day for 12 days,
followed by an 18 day in home light therapy.
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Learning Program for a child:
Key Benefits for Children
- Effective treatment for Autism
Children on the autism spectrum crave sensory stimulation. The repetitive
sensory activation of the Sensory Learning Program can help bring forward
developmental patterns that have been delayed.
- Non-Verbal Language Disorder / Asperger's Syndrome
When verbal skills are strong, visual-vestibular and spatial reasoning
skills can improve with the Sensory Learning Program because both the visual
and vestibular systems are being engaged simultaneously in the sessions.
- Acquired Brain Injury
When an adolescent or adult acquires a brain injury, the brainstem area,
which receives primary sensory messages often, loses its ability to process
and integrate those messages effectively. The individual often becomes
hyper-vigilant, responding to all sensory impressions. Repetitive sensory
activation in the sessions can help the individual relearn to process and
integrate sensory input.
- Developmental Delays
stimulation naturally brings forth developmental patterns. When there are
delays, repetitive, unique sensory stimulation can allow developmental
milestones to emerge.
- Birth Trauma
Even in a newborn, when the nervous system experiences physical trauma the brain
begins to function as if it has an acquired brain injury. The child responds to
ordinary sensory information as though the sensory messages are signaling a
trauma. When the child begins to process sensory information in a safe
environment during the Sensory Learning Program, he/she integrates sensory
information more efficiently. The child responds and relates to his/her
environment in a more typical way.
- Behavior Problems
Children may try to cope or compensate when sensory skills are difficult or
impossible for them to perform. They cannot regulate sensory input or
sensory activity levels due to sensory overwhelm and the accompanying
emotional frustration. Many behavior problems result because sensory
messages are not processed and integrated accurately and efficiently.
Sensory skills are learned, and when the brain reorganizes to process and
integrate sensory messages more efficiently and accurately, sensory arousal
in the environment produces more natural behavioral responses.
- ADD / ADHD
individualís proficiency to attend to a task depends on his/her ability to
regulate sensory input and sensory activity levels. Often children who have
difficulty with sensory skills exhibit behaviors that earn them these
labels. Many sensory messages process and integrate initially in the
brainstem area. This area must be functioning in an organized way to arouse
the individual to attend adeptly.
- Learning Enhancement
Exercising the sensory systems simultaneously allows people to enhance their
ability to multi-task and perform multi-sensory activities more efficiently
and effortlessly. Sensory skills can become enhanced and can promote easier
learning and improved performance.