SENSORY INTEGRATION THERAPIES
Sensory Integration, now known as "Sensory Processing", refers to the way the nervous system organizes information received from the senses and responds with an appropriate behavior or motor response. A person with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) finds it difficult to process and act upon this information, which creates challenges in performing countless everyday tasks. The result can be motor clumsiness, behavioral problems, anxiety, depression, difficulty in school, and many other problems. Sensory Integrative therapies work to help these children find ways to better organize and process this information so they can react age appropriately to stimuli in their environment. This is vitally important when preparing our children to be active learners in school and the earlier the child receives interventions the better the outcome.