sensory modulation

sen·so·ry mod·u·la·tion

(sen'sŏr-ē mod'yū-lā'shŭn)
The ability to regulate and organize reactions to sensory input in a graded and adapted manner by balancing excitatory and inhibitory inputs and adapting to environmental changes.
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However, it is limited in scope in that it does not address sensory modulation, ideational praxis, or auditory discrimination, and relatively few items address vestibular and proprioceptive functions.
Herzberg, "Sensory modulation and affective disorders in children and adolescents with Asperger's disorder," American Journal of Occupational Therapy, vol.
Infants manage behavioural reactions to sensation according to their sensory thresholds through the process of sensory modulation. [7, 8] The 'four As' of infancy [8] describe the primary ways in which infants and toddlers perceive and modulate sensory information: arousal (maintaining alertness and making transitions between states); attention (focusing selectively on a desired stimulus or task); affect (emotional component of behaviour); and action (engaging in adaptive, goal-directed behaviour).
"Children with ADHD symptoms displayed greater abnormalities in sensory modulation." (12)
Gal, "A meta-analysis of sensory modulation symptoms in individuals with autism spectrum disorders," Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, vol.
Sensory modulation disorders (SMD) reflect this atypical sensory behaviour to varying degrees and follow a conceptual nosology: overresponsive, underresponsive, and seeking/craving [12, 13].
Charlie's teacher at Beacon Hill, Francesca Mears said: "Charlie requires an extended amount of sensory modulation such as bouncing on a daily basis as part of Charlie's autism.
Fieldwork, occupational therapy, psychiatry, sensory modulation
They focus on promoting gross and fine motor, visual, and sensory skills like strength and endurance, body awareness, balance, manual speed and dexterity, eye-hand coordination, visual attention and tracking, sensory modulation, and tactile and auditory discrimination and awareness.