SENSORY PROCESSING INTEGRATION

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    SENSORY PROCESSING INTEGRATION

     

    OVERVIEW:

              Sensory integration refers to the way a person’s nervous system receives and processes messages from the “senses” and turns them in to an appropriate motor and/or behavioral response. 

              Sensory integration is the organization of sensation for use. Our senses

    give us information about the physical conditions of our body and the environment around us. The brain must organize all of these sensations if a person is to move and learn and behave normally.” (A. Jean Ayres, Ph.D)

     

     

    IMPORTANT FACTS:

              Research by the “SPD Foundation” indicates that 1 in every 20 children experiences symptoms of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) that are significant enough to affect their ability to participate fully in every day life. 

     

    TYPES OF SENSES:

     

    Tactile, Vestibular, Proprioception, Auditory, Visual, Gustatory, and Olfactory

     

     

    IMPORTANT INTERVENTION DISCLOSURE:

              It is very important to note that activities/interventions can be broken down into alerting and calming categories.  The examples of activities listed under each Sense description are general activities and do not state if they will alert or calm a child’s sensory system.  For further information on this area, please contact me.  

     

     

    RELATED LINKS (on this topic):

    www.spdfoundation.net/

    www.brighttots.com/sensory_integration.html

     

     

    RELATED READING (on this topic):

    The Out of Sync Child, by Carol Stock Kranowitz

    Sensory Secrets by Catherine Chemin Schneider