Therapist: Vivienne Williams
Adult male could no longer comfortably or consistently go out in public
Sensory defensiveness challenges meaning adult could no longer comfortably or consistently go out in public including shopping, movies, and parties. Also concerns regarding work that was complicated by multiple complex health conditions.
Adult man with a wife and two children.
Major sensory defensiveness in sound, vision, touch, smell and taste. Liked movement and proprioception but limited by arthritis and fatigue factors.
Education and collaboration to design a sensory diet/ lifestyle that would help him recover and cope with a difficult sensory world. Practical goal setting and problem-solving support to overcome his challenges. Advocacy and support to access community and government support.
By 6 months of treatment, he could engage in a range of social outings that were extremely difficult before therapy. Using the sensory tools identified in therapy, he could go the movies, parties and social activities. His family had a greater understanding of his needs and were better able to support him. With
these sensory tools under his belt, therapy turned to addressing vocational and environmental supports.