How it works
What to expect from your care with Seattle Sensory & Structural Integration
Services are offered both in-person and remotely
In order to decide whether my practice will benefit you or your child, it’s important that we discuss your needs and challenges. Payments, scholarships, and medical receipt needs can be discussed as well. It takes about 30 minutes by phone to have this conversation and it’s completely free.
To schedule, please CONTACT us in the way that’s most comfortable to you. My assistant or I will respond and schedule a phone call with you. Please allow 15-30 minutes for this call.
Next, you’ll come in for further evaluation of you or your child. This appointment is an hour and a half. (If you’re concerned about your child’s comfort level with a new practitioner, I am a trained preschool teacher and have several toys and methods for slowly gaining your child’s trust.)
Before your appointment, you’ll receive access to your personal client portal. Here you’ll find the forms you need to fill out no less than two days before your evaluation.
IN-PERSON OR ZOOM APPOINTMENTS
I generally recommend we make three appointments to get started. The first appointment is always an hour and a half. The appointment begins with a cranial sacral and structural assessment that is therapeutic and gentle as well as diagnostic. Part of your appointment will include teaching your home routine. Parents may schedule a 30- or 60-minute Zoom meeting post-appointment to discuss their child. (If you or your child are not comfortable with touch, we can start through observation of posture, speech, movement, and interaction.)
Now comes the real integration. You’ll be prescribed movement exercises and touch methods. These are to be done daily, multiple times a week, or weekly.
The movement room at Seattle Sensory & Structural Integration
REPEAT AS NECESSARY
Your program will be personalized. After the third session, we will discuss what our findings are, how the activities are working, and make a plan.
Most clients see me every three to six weeks after the initial three appointments as best supports their comfort and progress. Some needs are met simply and swiftly. A successful HANDLE and MNRI program may take between six months and two years.
Adults and children who have gone years without seeing me may make an appointment during times of great development, growth, or when new challenges arise. Some clients see me periodically for tune-ups.