Intensive Programs

Intensive Programs

Intensive Sensory Integration Therapy Orlando: Maximum Results in the Shortest Time



The team at LifeSkills created intensive programs to focus on specific sensory neurodevelopmental goals.  After an initial evaluation, our clinical coordinator prepares the goals and the treatment plans for these programs, which are individualized for your child.  They are research-based and applied by therapists with vast clinical experience.

We provide our “Parent Guide for LifeSkills Intensive Program” booklet at the beginning and a summary report at the end of each intensive program.  We believe in working with parents as a team to reach the intended goals for every child.  To that end, our intensive therapists communicate with parents daily and have a final meeting at the end of the program.  We enthusiastically help/guide/support our parents!

Our therapists also meet every Tuesday together and present “their kids” to get even more ideas and insights from the entire LifeSkills team.

LifeSkills’ reputation, process and outcomes in this specialized field has brought us clients not only from Florida, but from throughout the US and various countries from around the world.

We offer Short-Term, After School and Summer Intensive Programs, described below.

Please give us a call for more information: 407-629-9455


Short-Term Intensive Program

“Be AWARE of your child, UNDERSTAND your child, HELP your child.”

This intensive treatment program is ideal for children struggling with motor, sensory, attention, language and related problems and who need an extra academic boost to better succeed at school.  It’s perfect for parents who want maximum results in the shortest amount of time.  Come to our clinic in Winter Park for 10 hours per week.

Kids come for two hours per day and build up a momentum of learning that can produce dramatic results.  As a result, children who are struggling in school are given a greater opportunity to be better prepared for the academic day.

Maximum results make this therapy approach perfect for helping children both in school and at home.

Some results can include:

  • Improved behavior
  • Greater ability to stay focused and pay attention
  • Improved ability to work independently
  • Fewer meltdowns
  • Improved social skills
  • Greater sense of calm, less anxiety
  • Increased ability to retain academic information

This focused schedule allows your child and therapist to accelerate learning and integration in a way not possible with standard treatment.  As a result, the therapy has a greater impact on the child with a higher rate of success — sooner than with traditional treatment.

Who qualifies for an intensive?

Any child exhibiting problems with attention, language skills, hyperactivity, hypersensitivity, ADHD, behavior problems, overload or any other difficulty that may be associated with sensory/motor integration is a candidate.

After School Intensive Program for Sensory Processing Disorders

School days start early and run long.  Your child is exhausted after dealing with the frustration of ‘’keeping it together’’ all day—and there is still homework to do!

If your child is missing some sensory pieces, he or she may find it hard to focus on learning and enjoying school, navigating a classroom environment, obeying school rules and interacting with the other kids who surround them—all at the same time!

Most kids show some emotional and behavioral signs if they are having such difficulties.  It is their way of telling their parents that something is wrong.  Unfortunately, most parents focus only on these signs and then try to change or “fix” their kids.  We believe that these signs are the RESULTS and we must instead focus on the REASONS for these emotional/behavioral/physical symptoms!

During this program, our goals are to discuss classroom strategies that can help your child and to communicate with your child’s teacher to explain how and why your child reacts a certain way.

We recommend that our parents watch and try to understand their kids’ needs, not focus on the emotional/behavioral/physical results.

We are here to guide and support parents and their children!

Please give us a call for more information: 407-629-9455


Summer Intensive Program

Don’t know how to transition your child from the structure and routine of school to the leisure time of summer?  How do you prepare your child to go back to school after summer vacation?

Every parent wants their children to have fun during the summer and then smoothly go back to school.

School to summer and summer back to school—these are really big changes for kids and it can be even harder for some kids.

If it is not easy for your child to make these transitions, there is help!  You can prepare by learning about the signs of difficulty specific to your child and how to use calming strategies.

This intensive program provides sensory integration therapy especially focused on calming children, teaching them how to modulate their sensory system and ready themselves for these big changes.

The program aims to produce successful, stress-free transitions between vacation time and school time!

Please give us a call for more information: 407-629-9455


What Parents Say about LifeSkills Intensives:

“Our 3-year old daughter has Sensory Processing Disorder and when we brought her to LifeSkills, she didn’t speak a single word, not even “Mom” or “Dad”. One week into this intensive therapy, she made eye contact and started talking a few words. By the end of the LifeSkills’ 3-week program, she learned how to respond to different situations and ask for the things she wants. And most important of all … she called us “Mommy” and “Daddy”!
(A.G.A. – Puerto Rico and Africa)

“I am the mother of a six-year old boy and I have nothing but the utmost respect and gratitude for Sandy Wainman for her impeccable work during the four-week short-term intensive done at LifeSkills. I appreciate her sensitivity and for teaching our family, with her ample knowledge, how to make basic adjustments as a family to our daily routines. We can see drastic and fundamental changes in the development and behavior of our child! Thanks to Sandy, today I have the opportunity to see my son as someone who will shine for himself and for others.”
(M.R.M. – Colombia, South America)

“To Sandy and the LifeSkills Team,
Thank you for all your efforts to help our son excel in life. I am attaching his grades for his first semester of Second Grade. He is in the regular stream of one of the top (most challenging) schools in Puerto Rico and he is one of the top students in his class! He could not have done this without all your help and effort. Thank you very much. I hope this helps motivate and provide hope to other parents going through the same process we went through!
(B.C.C. – Puerto Rico)

LifeSkills has helped my son in many respects! His muscle tone, ability to focus, and strength have all increased. He has learned strategies (as have his family) to help get to “just right”. He feels better about himself and his abilities. We understand his needs better now and have been better able to work with his teachers.”