Sensory Integration

What is Sensory Integration?

Sensory experiences include touch, movement, body position, vision, smell, taste, sound and the pull of gravity.

Sensory Integration is "the neurological process that organises sensation from one's own body and from the environment, and makes it possible to use the body within the environment." (Ayres, 1989).

For a child who experiences sensory processing problems, sensory integration therapy can be used. This may involve the use of suspended equipment to provide enhanced sensation as part of a meaningful activity that yields an adaptive response, or improves the ability to process sensation, thereby enhancing learning and behaviour.

Sensory Integration Therapy delivered by Val Wood, our Physiotherapist.