October is Sensory Awareness month – well in the States at least. But I thought I would take the opportunity to do a little awareness building anyway. I found this clip that I thought would be helpful as it explains what sensory integration dysfunction is and it also shows you what sensory integration therapy looks like.
On of the key aspects of sensory integration therapy is scaffolding an activity to provide the “just right challenge” for a child. As you’ll see in the video, therapy is FUN (as it should be) but it also leaves the impression that the therapist is playing with the child. However, each activity is graded and structured to provide the just right challenge. As the child progresses through therapy, activities will place increasing demands on the orgranisation of information within the central nervous system.
I hope that you find the clip helpful and I’d love to hear any of your thoughts or comments!