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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Sensory Integration C This is an opportunity for health care professionals.
Sensory integration arose from the work of Ayres (see Ayres, 1972) and was popularized in the 1970's.
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The process of the brain organising and interpreting this information is called sensory integration.
Miller said physicians should be sure that the occupational therapist they refer their patients to is certified to administer the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test (SIPT).
Sensory integration is the ability we have to take in information through our senses (touch, smell, taste, vision and hearing), put it together with our memories and experience to make meaning of the world around us.
Sherry Haar, assistant professor in apparel, textiles, and design at Kansas State University, Manhattan, designed the beetle-themed costume and helmet with small attachments to make therapy fun and effective for youngsters with sensory integration dysfunction, which is commonly found in those with other disabilities such as autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Autistic children often experience difficulties with sensory integration.
There are many sensory integration techniques that are used with children with autism.
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The Third Edition of the longstanding and successful resource book, Building Bridges Through Sensory Integration, written by three knowledgeable and practiced Occupational Therapists; Ellen Yack, BSc, Med, OT & Paula Aquilla, BSc, OT & Shirley Sutton, BSc, OT, is available June 9th.
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