A Fabulous Study - Thank You UCSF and University of Denver!

These institutions have combined to research the biological basis for Sensory Processing Disorder.  Their findings can be seen at:  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213158213000776

The study's findings confirm what many parents, educators, medical professionals and therapists have known or suspected for years, that Sensory Processing Disorder is real, and that it has a biological basis.

While it is true that children engage in typical sensory exploration, children whose reactions to sensory input, either avoiding, seeking or a combination thereof, have brains that process information differently than those who do not.

This is not the result of bad parenting.  It is not the result of willful misbehavior.

Best of all, we can help their sensory systems come into synchronicity through activities which encourage connections between these sensory systems.


Moira Sullivan

Moira uses a holistic approach that promotes healthy development in the child while honoring and supporting their relationship with their family and the community. A graduate of San Jose State University, she has advanced training in sensory integration, visual perception and visual-motor integration, DIR Floortime, oral motor rehabilitation, strength and endurance training, and myofascial release.