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About Sensory Integration Therapy
At Alta Pediatrics our occupational therapists utilize sensory-based approaches to therapy, termed sensory integration therapy. The idea is that kiddos with sensory issues have too much or too little stimulation through their senses. Using different techniques, the OT tries to help kids feel more comfortable.
Sensory integration therapy enables a child to improve and develop automatic and appropriate responses to environmental experiences so they can improve function in their daily lives
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The OT practitioner is flexible and accommodating with scheduling. She is responsive to our concerns and goals.
Motor planning relies on sensory feedback from the body and the environment as well as on language, memory and cognitive or thinking skills.
Sensory integration helps a child processes sensory stimuli to better participate in everyday tasks and improve their ability to function in school, at home, and in the community.
IMPROVED SELF REGULATION
Sensory Integration can help build your child’s ability to self-regulate during social interactions, allowing them to better manage their emotions, behavior, and body movements during situations that might cause them anxiety.
MODULATION OF SENSORY SYSTEMS
Efficient modulation allows the individual to filter out irrelevant information in order to attend to, and respond to, those stimuli which are most pertinent.
Activities of Daily Living encompass the basics of self-care, which are prerequisites for maturation and healthy independence. ADLs include bathing, dressing, feeding, and toileting.
EFFICIENT USE OF SENSORY INFORMATION
Sensory integration therapy is used to help children learn to use all their senses together – that is, touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing.
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Sensory integration therapy is for people who have sensory processing difficulties or difficulties understanding sensory input. This might include autistic children.
What is sensory integration therapy?
Sensory integration therapy is a program usually led by occupational therapists. For example, an occupational therapist might design and implement an individual program of sensory experiences for an autistic child.
Where does sensory integration therapy come from?
The idea that difficulties with processing sensory information could be related to difficulties in everyday life was first proposed in the 1950s and 1960s by A. Jean Ayres, an occupational therapist and educational psychologist. Ayres developed sensory integration therapy in the late 1970s as a treatment for children with sensory processing difficulties.
Some forms of sensory integration therapy are called Ayres Sensory Integration (ASI) intervention. This type of sensory integration therapy tends to focus on goals and is more systematic than other types of sensory integration therapy.
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