How to work
with kids with sensory integrated disorder may include putting
together sensory integration with playgroups, activities that
increase awareness of motion, balance, touch, the hiring of
therapists—but not just any therapist as explained by Jodi who
emailed in from this site: http://parents.berkeley.edu/recommend/medical/sid.html “Hi. I'm a Physical Threapist. I know of this disorder
and there are very good therapists, both Physical and
Occupational that are specially trained for this disorder. You
should take your child to one of these. They should be SIPT
trained. That stands for Sensory Integration Praxis Test. This
is a special test for children with sensory integration
problems. The therapist should then be trained how to treat
children with this problem.”
From the same
page given above, one entry suggests the following book, 'The
Out of Sync Child, by Carol Stock Kranowitz, because it
“offers many suggested activities and is very good at
explaining neurological concepts in a very down to earth
http://www.autismtoday.com/articles/Integrated%20Therapy%20.asp. This website provides another way to work with sensory
integrated disorder—the use of relaxation techniques, yoga,
breathing, movement and balancing of energy.
http://www.developmentalpathways.com/info___resources.html. This web page provides the following list of 10 steps:
development of sensory integration occurs in an orderly
appropriate amount and type of sensory input can promote
production of an adaptive response aids the development of
- A child
often seeks the type of sensory experience he needs.
processing of tactile, proprioceptive and vestibular
sensations contributes to appropriate processing of visual
and auditory sensations, acquisition of language and
academic skills, and emotional adjustment.
- As much
as possible, the child needs to be active in choosing and
planning the activity.
- The staff
should nurture and encourage exploration and variety.
environment and activities should be designed to facilitate
exploration and success.
- When a
child achieves better organization of adaptive responses the
child's general behavioral organization will improve.
overall goal of this approach is not to teach specific
skills but, rather, to make the child more capable of
all the suggestions given above, included into the therapy,
based on each individual child, is the use of swings as part of
sensory integrated therapy. Movement, relaxation, balanced energy and other skills
can be integrated with the enjoying motion of swinging. Discover these sensory integration swings designed specifically to
enhance your child’s sensory awareness:
Sensory Integration Bed!
Sensory Site Map