Sensory Integration

All of the information that we receive about the world comes to us through our sensory systems. The interplay among the various senses is complex and is necessary in order for a person to interpret a situation accurately and make an appropriate response. This organisation of the use of the senses is termed Sensory Integration.

A child with a sensory integration disorder can show some of the following signs:

  • Overly sensitive to touch, movement, sight, sound and/or smell.
  • Challenges in the areas of coordination and poor organisation for movement.
  • Under reaction to sensory stimulation.
  • Activity level that is unusually high or unusually low.
  • Delays in speech, language, motor skills or academic achievement.

Sensory Integration aims to regulate the child as completely as possible and maximise their availability for learning and social interaction.