sensory integration


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sensory integration

the organization of sensory input for use, a perception of the body or environment, an adaptive response, a learning process, or the development of some neural function.

sen·so·ry in·te·gra·tion

(SI) (sen'sŏr-ē in'tĕ-grā'shŭn)
1. The neurologic process of organizing sensory information from one's body or the environment to make an adaptive response.
2. A theory and method of remediation used in occupational and physical therapy, involving vestibular, proprioceptive, and tactile activities.

sensory integration

Skill and performance required in the development and coordination of sensory input, motor output, and sensory feedback. It includes sensory awareness, visual spatial awareness, body integration, balance, bilateral motor coordination, visuomotor integration, praxis, and other components.
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This computerized process has resulted in a sensory integration experience that works faster and more consistently.
parents and teachers' participation to promote the density and intensity of the training) for SID children to improve the outcomes of sensory integration therapy.
Most, if not all, of the children I have seen whose primary diagnosis is a sensory integration disorder are normal.
Sensory integration arose from the work of Ayres (see Ayres, 1972) and was popularized in the 1970's.
Occupational therapists have been involved in sensory integration since it was introduced by Dr.
I highly recommend this book, as it provides sensible options to help children with Sensory Integration Disorder learn in the typical classroom.
The title "Sensory integration problems in children with cerebral palsy" itself highlights the fact that sensory integration is an essential feature of human life.
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Launched in July, Transactions on Applied Perception is a new quarterly journal whose purpose is to further the development of research in the Interaction between perception and computer science disciplines such as graphics, vision, acoustics, multimodal rendering, sensory integration and haptics.
The health plan refused to pay for physical/ occupational/applied behavioral analysis therapies, sensory integration therapy, and speech therapy not related to prior ear infections.
According to the Sensory Integration Network, sensory experiences include touch, movement, body position, vision, smell, taste, sound and the pull of gravity.
She developed the notion of using occupational therapy to help children learn to regulate specific areas of dysfunction, and the field became known as sensory integration dysfunction.