Sensory integration therapy is a new therapy aims to help kids with sensory processing issues (which some people may refer to as “sensory integration disorder”) by exposing them to sensory stimulation in a structured, repetitive way. The theory behind it is that over time, the brain will adapt and allow kids to process and react to sensations more efficiently.
Human beings communicate with the environment and society using five senses: Sight (eyes), hearing (ears), taste (tongue), Feel (skin), and Smell (nose).
People with Sensory Integrative dysfunction experience problems with their sense of touch, smell, hearing, taste, sight, body coordination, and movement against gravity. Along with this might possibly be difficulties in movement, coordination and sensing where one’s body is in a given space.
A new study in USA reports that sensory integration therapy reduces anxiety and improves daily function in children with autism.
At Arivu we have successfully incorporated Sensory integration therapy by providing systematic movements in the form of yogasanas and various exercises, music therapy and activities using sensory materials like balls, beads, different textured materials, etc.
Establishing a Sensory Integration facility is one of our future plans.
Autism’s symptoms often include difficulty processing sensory information such as textures, sounds, smells, tastes, brightness and movement. These difficulties can make ordinary situations feel overwhelming. As such, they can interfere with daily function and even isolate individuals and their families.
The rationale is that by changing how sensations are processed by the brain, we help children with autism make better sense of the information they receive and use it to better participate in everyday tasks,”
Specific movement activities, resistive body work, and even brushing of the skin can help a child with sensory problems can reduce anxiety, calm the brain and help the children think and can decrease anxiety, making them “more confident, successful and interactive explorers.”
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