Thriving Autistic's Occupational Therapy Department
Both myself (Alice) and Jennie are HCPC registered Occupational Therapists with a broad range of experience between us. We know each other personally and live close by, working together as an OT team for Thriving Autistic & offering peer supervision to each other.
We recognised a need to offer the option to clients of a sensory profile, knowing ourselves the benefits of being able to advocate for our sensory needs. This is something that is commonly done with children but the option to access an assessment as an adult is limited.
The Sensory Profile looks at the behaviours that are seen in people and categorises them into four different sensory processing patterns. The approach is based on a conceptual framework that puts forward the idea that there is an interaction between the neurological thresholds and self-regulatory behaviour. The neurological threshold continuum ranges from high to low and represents the amount of sensory input that the body needs before it recognises that something is happening. The self-regulation continuum ranges from passive to active and helps explain what we might do or what our behaviour might be as a result of the sensory input. There are four sensory processing patterns, seeking, avoiding, sensitivity and registration
The sessions will help us explore where you sit overall on this continuum, and also highlight any specific sensory difficulties you may have. Please note that this particular assessment does NOT cover interoception (as there is currently no standardised assessment for this), though we can cover this in 1:1 sessions.
You can learn more here: https://www.tcd.ie/disability/services/sensory-support.php
Whichever of us you book in with you will get the same service as we have standardised our offering as a team.
We also have regular peer supervision to ensure we are supporting clients in the best possible way & sharing any resources or learning that we have come across.
The price includes:
2 x 1-hour sessions – the first session we will complete the assessment together which consists of a series of questions about your sensory preferences. The second session will be to feedback on the results and discuss any recommendations
Report - You will also get a report with the results & recommendations