What is Therapressure Technique (Wilbarger approach)
This technique is a type of intervention that can be used for children with Sensory Processing Disorder. Sensory processing refers to the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses and turns them into responses. For those with Sensory Processing Disorder, sensory information goes into the brain but does not get organized into appropriate responses. Sensory Processing Disorder is a neurological disorder in which sensory information that the individual perceives results in abnormal responses.
Therapists receive specialized training in use of this technique. At CPTC we have several therapists who have been trained by Patricia and Julia Wilbarger. This includes use of the “Therapressure Brush” and the “Oral Tactile Technique” which provide proprioceptive and tactile input.