Sensory Integration

Sensory integration refers to how people use the information provided by their senses to give a reliable perception of what’s happening in the world around them.

Most people are able to use the information gathered from sights, sounds, textures, smells, tastes, and movement to respond appropriately. For others, sensory integration happens inefficiently. People with SI dysfunction have difficulty interpreting what is going on inside and outside their bodies, and therefore may not know how to respond. Children with SI dysfunction can’t rely on their senses to give them an accurate picture of the world, and therefore may have trouble learning and behaving appropriately.

If you suspect your child has trouble with sensory integration, the first step is to schedule an evaluation with our Occupational Therapy department. A staff member will then develop a personalized treatment plan for your child that will mostly focus on everyday life activities, such as playing, doing puzzles, running, dressing, and eating.