What is Sensory Integration?
A neurological process that organizes sensations from one’s body, and one’s environment making it possible to use the body effectively in the environment. The brain must select, enhance, inhibit, compare and associate the sensory information in a flexible and dynamic pattern.
What are some factors that influence the development and organization of sensory information?
What do children need to encourage typical development?
Children need sensory nourishment for brain functioning arousal, attention, attachment and social relationships, and organization of actions.
What motivates and drives children in their development?
Adaptive responses to a “just right challenge” demonstrate a child’s active successful response to environmental challenges to motivate and drive development. These successful changes show that neuroplasticity is the most dramatic potential for change in young children.
What are some signs and symptoms to watch out for in your child at home?
What are some signs and symptoms to watch out for in your child at school?
Remember, every child with poor sensory integration shows a set of different symptoms!
Our treatment team consisting of occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy will perform standardized testing and skilled observation to identify your child’s area of need and implement sensory strategies as needed to enhance your child’s learning and development through sensations in the context of meaningful, self-directed, and adaptive interactions.