Sensory Attachment Intervention

Sensory processing disorder (SPD, formerly known as sensory integration dysfunction) is a condition in which multisensory input is not adequately processed to provide appropriate responses to the demands of the environment. Sensory processing disorder is present in many people with autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and developmental trauma . Individuals with SPD may inadequately process visual, auditory, olfactory (smell), gustatory (taste), tactile (touch), vestibular (balance), proprioception (body awareness), and interoception (internal body senses) sensory stimuli.

Sensory Attachment Intervention (SAI)

I am trained to level one which includes training in identifying ‘Attachment strategies and

– Applying the ‘Dynamic-Maturational Model (DMM)’ in practice.

The Just Right State Programme: this looks at the use of sensory activities and foods, to help children learn how to self-regulate their emotional states and behaviour. It also uses cartoon characters called ‘The Scared Gang’ that represent the different survival patterns of behaviour. The different characters tell the children how they react to situations and what each of them does to achieve the ‘Just Right State’. The goal of the programme is to enable children to become more emotionally aware of themselves and others, to give them simple tools to enable them to self-regulate and achieve the just right state, whether it is to engage in academic learning, interacting with their peers, or to be able to get a good night’s sleep.

How can it help?

Interventions help individuals manage their environments better and enhance communication by reducing sensory overload. A sensory profile will help you understand if you are a sensory seeker or sensory resistant or have problems modulating these systems. Then advise on type of adaptions needed to support your needs. This approach is used with children with developmental trauma, children and adults who are neurodiverse.


We are all sensory beings: let me help you make sense of your sensory world

Sessions are either face to face or online, the first session will be part of an initial assessment and relationship building.