Whether your child is biting a pizza, playing with a toy, or reading a book, their successful completion of the activities requires processing sensation, or “sensory integration”.
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD, formerly known as “sensory integration dysfunction”) is a condition that exists when sensory signals don’t get organized into appropriate responses.
A famous occupational therapist and neuroscientist A. Jean Ayres, linked SPD to a neurological “traffic jam” that prevents certain parts of the brain from receiving the information needed to interpret sensory information correctly.
A child with SPD finds it difficult to process and act upon information received through the eight senses, including auditory, visual, gustatory, olfactory, proprioceptive, vestibular, tactile, and interoception, which creates challenges in performing countless everyday tasks. Motor deficiencies, behavioural challenges, anxiety, depression, academic struggles, and other difficulties may result if the disorder is not treated effectively.
At Braintree, We specializes in sensory integration therapy. It makes a real difference by helping each child to manage their sensitivities and cravings, hence making the child more functional at home and at school.
Also, we plan sensory diet program for each kid which is planned keeping the primarily focus on their three basic senses- tactile, vestibular, and proprioceptive to therapeutically stimulate an integration of the senses.