Integration (SI) is the process of organizing information from
our senses. If you've forgotten, the standard five senses
are hearing, vision, taste, smell and touch. These senses
describe most of the information entering our bodies! Most
autistic people have problems organizing and adapting their
body's sensory information which is called Sensory Integration
Dysfunction. sensory integration, physical activity, &
autism go hand in hand. If you can keep autistic children
and adults actively participating in physical activities they
become used to their environment and learn to adapt to that
circumstance. The functioning level of the individual will
depend on the how long it will take for each activity and how
well it will become generalized to other activities.
Examples of activities are varied, but can include weighted
vests, swinging, and playing in shaving cream. There
are several books on Sensory Integration. See Out-of-Sync-Child by
Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A.
books and videos by Dr. Temple Grandin, who is autistic.
Sensory Swings Here
Sensory Bed Here
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