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one of my twins is going in for an occupational therapy evaluation. She has issues with touch and seems to be easily over stimulated (she will kind of shake like trembles) when she is over stimulated. She also hates being dressed after a shower. I am wondering what questions I should be asking the therapist and what is the usual course of treatment, what kind of techniques are used in OT?

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  1. A lot of children I’ve seen for speech therapy have also received OT as well. From what I’ve seen from OTs I’ve worked with, they often look at how children respond to a variety of sensory experiences. They will use activities that are meant to help “organize” the senses. These activities might involve movement, touch, balance, or sound through the use of things like swings, therapy balls, or soft brushes on the skin. The idea would be to help “desensitize” your daughter so she can better tolerate stimulation in everyday life. You might want to ask: what is sensory integration?, what is sensory-based therapy?, what’s the research behind the techniques they’ll be using?, what are some things you can do at home to help?. Your therapist will be able to recommend the frequency and duration of treatment based on your daughter’s individual needs. I wish you and your daughter the best!

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    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question. She has her appointment on Monday and now I feel better prepared.

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