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Sensory Integration

Sensory Integration Dysfunction

Sensory integration is the process by which we receive information through our senses, organize this information, and use it to participate in everyday activities.

How are sensory integration disorders treated?

Sensory integration therapy performed by a trained occupational therapist can help the patient learn to stimulate the senses. Sometimes referred to as a “sensory diet,” this form of therapy can include activities such as stringing beads, playing with modeling clay, or listening to music. Parents are encouraged to become involved in sensory integration therapy and assist in helping the child perform the assigned exercises on a regular basis.