sensorimotor therapy

sensorimotor therapy

therapy designed to enhance the integration of reflex phenomena and the emergence of voluntary motor behaviors concerned with posture and locomotion.
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Author Ogden is the founder and Educational Director of the Sensorimotor Institute, which has developed Sensorimotor Therapy.
The purpose in the current study was to describe these phenomena in order to gain a more thorough understanding of how sensorimotor therapy may have an influence on the physical and psychological development of children and youth.
In order to examine whether the results of the present study could be generalized to a larger group of children, the records of the eight participants were compared to the records of the remaining 224 children and adolescents from the earlier study of sensorimotor therapy (Niklasson et al.
Sensorimotor therapy, based on the kinesthetic-vestibular developmental model, might thus constitute a therapeutic complement to other types of treatment--for example, educational efforts, medication, and cognitive behavior therapy.
A common assumption is that sensorimotor therapy * works by helping patients "relearn" motor control.
For example, if the brain represents action as a sequence of muscle activations, focusing sensorimotor therapy on muscles would seem profitable.
The revised algorithm differs from our earlier sensorimotor therapy in three important ways.
Insofar as faster movement requires greater muscle strength, this observation is consistent with our finding that strength training afforded no advantage over sensorimotor therapy.
Oral-motor skills following sensorimotor therapy in two groups of moderately dysphagic children with cerebral palsy: Aspiration vs.
But three lessons important for optimizing the use of sensorimotor therapy had emerged:
Speech and occupational therapists use sensorimotor therapy combined with positioning and postural control to improve lip closure and swallowing.