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Sensory Integration Therapy

Sensory Integration is the neurological process of organizing sensory inputs for function in daily life. Our brain takes in information from the body and interprets that information so we can survive and make sense of our world. We use our senses to learn and develop. We also use our senses to help us interact appropriately within the environment. 

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is the difficulty using the information that is collected from our senses (vision, hearing, touch, taste, smell, movement, and body awareness) in daily life. 

 Occupational therapy works on techniques that introduce needed sensory information, allowing for gradual improvement in the child’s sensory abilities. Occupational therapists work to strengthen the children’s abilities to handle the information coming from their senses while also giving them strategies to find their own comfort zones without being disruptive to others.