What is Sensory Integration?
Sensory integration is a form of occupational therapy in which special exercises are used in order to strengthen the patient’s sense of touch (tactile), sense of balance (vestibular), and sense of where the body and its parts are in space (proprioceptive).
Occupational therapy can be used as a treatment for children who struggle with sensory integration issues.
When children are showing sensory seeking or sensory avoiding behaviors that seem outside of the range of typical, it’s a good reason to seek out an occupational therapy assessment.
The occupational therapy assessment will assess the child’s gross motor, fine motor, visual motor, visual perceptual, handwriting, daily living, and sensory processing skills.