Occupational and Speech Therapy
for Infants and Children


Resources | Frequently Asked Questions

What is Sensory Integration?

Sensory Integration refers to the process whereby the nervous system takes in and processes sensation from the body and the environment, and then uses it to plan and organize behavior.

What is a Sensory Processing Disorder?

This refers to difficulty with the central nervous system processing and interpretation of sensation, especially vestibular (movement awareness), proprioceptive (sensation from muscles and joints), tactile (touch), visual, and auditory (hearing) information, and difficulty with the way that the nervous system organizes the sensory information to allow the child to adapt and respond to the environment.

What age children do you see at Plano Therapeutic Services?

Most of the children that we see are from 1 to 12 years of age. We occasionally see children younger or older than these ages, depending on their diagnosis, developmental level, and reason for referral.

Who may make a referral to OT?

Frequently Asked Questions

Anyone may request an occupational therapy screening or evaluation for an infant/child. A physician's referral is not usually required for an evaluation, but a prescription from a physician is required before therapy can begin for legal and insurance purposes.

Can you provide an in-service, or educational training?

Providing in-service education training to teachers, parent groups, physicians and other professionals is an important component of our practice. We also welcome visitors to our clinics. Please contact us for more information.