Sensory Integration Therapy

We all experience life through our senses. There are seven sensory systems:

  • Taste
  • Smell
  • Sight
  • Hearing
  • Touch (tactile)
  • Proprioception (muscle)
  • Vestibular (balance)

Recognizing, understanding, and responding to all the information that these sensory systems provide is called Sensory Integration. Individuals with sensory integration problems can be either “over responsive” or “under responsive” in any one of the sensory systems or have a combination of both.147-cropped

AccessCNY provides multi-sensory experiences for people with a variety of sensory deficits. Individuals who have difficulty receiving, processing or responding to sensory information may demonstrate decreased attention span, limited social interaction, tactile defensiveness and/or over/under reaction to sensory inputs.

Services

AccessCNY clinicians are trained in both observation-based and standardized evaluations. A detailed report is written which discusses the results and recommendations.

We believe in a hands-on approach to therapy. Therapy practitioners work one-to-one with each participant. During an initial evaluation, the therapist and participant identify goals that can be addressed through sensory integration therapy. The individualized treatment plan is modified as skills progress.

To promote skills within the participant’s daily environments, clinicians may make recommendations regarding appropriate equipment. We offer training for staff, family and caregivers on sensory integration principles and on the specific needs of the participant.

Facilities

Located in our LEED®-certified green building, AccessCNY’s sensory integration room is an ideal environment for therapy services. A variety of equipment and resources are available to address the needs of each participant. The adjacent family waiting area features comfortable furniture and play activities.

Contact

Monica Cappa, Referral Coordinator
(315) 410-3319
Fax: (315) 455-1087
mcappa@accesscny.org

Eligibility/Funding

Referrals for services are accepted from families, service coordinators, physicians, therapists, and others. Physician prescription is required prior to receiving services.

There is a fee for services. Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, private pay and alternate funding sources are accepted. Assistance is available to help individuals obtain funding.