What is Sensory Integration?
Children with sensory integration dysfunction frequently experience problems with their sense of touch, smell, hearing, taste and/or sight.
Along with this they face difficulties in movement, coordination, and sensing where one’s body is in a given space. This is a common disorder for individuals with neurological conditions such as an Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Individuals may be overly sensitive to certain textures, sounds, smells and tastes, while wearing certain fabrics, tasting certain foods or normal everyday sounds may cause discomfort.
This sensory information is then processed by the central nervous system and is used to help our body to develop spatial awareness, muscle tone, postural stability, and self-regulation.
SI gives us the awareness of our body and the ability to use it as a tool to interact with others. For those with sensory integration Dysfunction, their brain is not able to process and organize the flow of sensory impulses properly.