Reblogged post from: Sensory Integration Activities and Exercises for Children.
Parents can make use of simple sensory integration activities and exercises to complement occupational therapy sessions that their child may be receiving.
Children with sensory integration disorder struggle to process information that the senses send to the brain. The brain thus does not respond effectively, which usually leads to an inappropriate response by the body.
Sensory processing disorder in children can cause sensory modulation difficulties, sensory-motor difficulties (coordination and motor planning), and/or sensory discrimination difficulties (visual, tactile and auditory processing).
The activity suggestions on this page are aimed primarily at children with sensory modulation difficulties. These children may be
under responsive to sensory stimulation,
or over responsive to sensory stimulation. Over responsive children are sometimes described as tactile defensive or sensory defensive.
Sensory integration activities are designed to stimulate the appropriate sensory system and prompt the brain to process the information more effectively. This should result in the child responding more appropriately.
Read about Basic Sensory Integration Activities via Sensory Integration Activities and Exercises for Children.