Sensory Integration is the child's ability to feel, understand and organize sensory information from his body and his environment. Such information is received through the sensory systems which include vision, touch, smell, taste and hearing, as well as systems for knowing about gravity, position of body parts and movement. Their ability to focus, maintain attention (sit still, listen, focus on one thing at a time) and perform any motor task (read, write, tie the shoelaces, follow directions) is dependant on how well this integration takes place.
When the brain is unable to correctly process information coming through the senses, the problem may be Sensory Integration Dysfunstion, also known as Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).
This advanced Course helps therapists to understand, and identify, at least partially, the signs and symptoms of SPD. Typically, in a child with sensory integrative disorder, more than one the following symptoms may occur (frequency, intensity and duration may vary):
- Overly sensitive to touch, movement, sights or sounds
- Inability to unwind or calm him or herself
- Easily distracted
- Activity level that is unusually high or unusually low
- Impulsive, lacking in self-control
- Poor self concept and emotional insecurity
- Under-reactive to touch, movement, sight or sound
- Social and/or emotional problems
- Poor postural control/stability
- Physical clumsiness or apparent carelessness
- Difficult making transitions from one situation to another
- Delays in speech, language or motor skills
- Delay in academic achievement
Experienced therapists apply new tools blending Craniosacral Therapy and Sensory Integration in order to help organise and calm the central nervous system of patients allowing them to MEET THE YOUNGSTERS WITH SPD IN THEIR WORLD, WHERE THEY ARE and by that turning the treatment sessions even more efficient.
B.Sc. – Bachelor of Science in Medicine
D.O. – Doctor in Osteopathy
BI-D – Barral Institute Diplomate Certification