synonymously with, Sensory Integration
Disorder or Sensory Integration Dysfunction.
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is a complex
disorder of the brain that affects developing
children. These children misinterpret everyday
sensory information, such as touch, sound, and
movement. Some feel bombarded by sensory
information; others seek out intense sensory
experiences or have other problems. This can lead
to behavioral problems, difficulties with
coordination, and other issues. Children with SPD
are often misunderstood and labeled as aggressive
or clumsy. They often are socially isolated and
have trouble in school. Effective treatment is
available, but far too many children with SPD are
misdiagnosed and not properly treated.
The Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation
(SPD Foundation) Greenwood Village, Colorado
GMS Institute, 7226 Newmarket Court,
Manassas, VA 20109, 703-369-7800,
Peg Wilson, M.S., OTR/L,
301 N. Fairfax St., Ste. 106, Alexandria, VA,
Treats children with a variety of functional
difficulties; specializes in sensory integration,
neurodevelopmental treatment, neurokinetic taping,
neuromuscular electrical stimulation.
Create-A-Story,Claudia Raphael, MA, REAT,
8405 Carderock Dr., Bethesda, MD 20817,
Play sessions and art therapy for children of all
ages. Sensory integration, art therapy,
developmental play activities, storytelling and
infant stimulation. Bethesda, MD, 301-365-7907.
Teri Kozlowski, OTR/L Susan Tieche, OTR/L,
ITS for Children and Families, Inc.,
10605 Concord St., Ste. 102,
Kensington, MD 20895,
301- 933-7880, 301-962-0800
Jacqueline Proto, M.Ed., OTR/O,
12122 A Heritage Park Cr., Silver Spring, MD,
301-942-6006, ext 4.
We offer occupational therapy, social-skills groups
and school and home consultations for children with
Barbara S. Bassin, OTR/L, BCP
Occupational Therapy Services
Appelbaum Eye Care Associates, P.C.
6509 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, Maryland
I graduated from Boston University, Sargent
College, Occupational Therapy . I have over 30
years experience as an Occupational Therapist.
AOTA Board Certified Pediatric Occupational
Licensed in Maryland and D.C.
Certified in Sensory Integration and SIPT
Advanced Certification in Therapeutic Listening
Certified in Interactive Metronome
We provide evaluation, consultation, and treatment
mainly for children and adolescents, but also for
adults, with coordination, behavioral, and learning
issues. We see children with mild coordination
issues, clumsiness, sensory processing disorder,
handwriting issues, ADHD, Learning Disabilities,
and Autsim Spectrum Disorders. Our focus is on
sensory integration, sensory processing and
modulation, postural control, motor planning, eye
hand coordination, gross and fine motor skills, and
handwriting depending on the need. Therapy may
also include Therapeutic Listening Program,
Interactive Metronome, The Alert Program for
Self Regulation (How Does Your Engine Run),
Handwriting Without Tears, and Visually Enhanced
Occupational Therapy. Occupational Therapy is
offered in the office which includes extensive
equipment and sometimes at area schools. Home and
school visits are available as well as consultations.
Intensive therapy is offered for families who come
to the area for short term therapy.
We are in the office of Appelbaum Eye Care
Associates, P.C. and have the advantage of working
closely with Developmental Optometrists,
Dr. Stan Appelbaum and Dr. Bryce Appelbaum.
For those children who have vision problems, such
as struggles in ocular motor control, eye teaming
and focusing, convergence, an eye that turns in or
out, etc. we regularly consult with each other to
provide a comprehensive approach which may also
include Optometric Care such as Optometric Vision
Therapy, lenses, or suggestions for OT for Visually
Enhance Occupational Therapy.
Barbara S. Bassin, OTR/L, BCP and Dr. Stan
Appelbaum are frequent lecturers around the
country to therapists. They educate therapists
about vision and vestibular issues, as well as
teaching therapists how to identify vision problems
and how to visually enhance their therapy.