Sensory integration occurs automatically. It begins in-utero, as the fetal brain senses movement of the mother's body. The brain is the primary sensory processing machine; it senses things and gets meaning directly from sensations. The brain organises all these sensations.
If a person is to move, learn and behave normally. Some children with sensory integration problems will not sit crawl or stand at the same developmental time as other children.
Hyperactivity, vision problems, symptoms of vestibular disorder (the vestibular system includes the parts of the inner ear and brain that can help control balance and eye movement).
A check list of your child's sensory portrait.
A 2 hour Certificate of Completion is issued for this workshop.
Exerpt from the Course.
Sensory integration occurs automatically. It begins in utero as the fetal brain senses movement of the mother’s body.
The brain is primary a sensory processing machine, it senses things and gets meaning directly from sensations. Information enters our brain from all parts of our body at every moment. The brain organizes all these sensations if a person is to move, learn, and behave normally. When sensations flow in a well organized integrated manner the brain can use those sensations to form perceptions, behaviours and learning. The brain needs nourishing, like food nourishes the body but it must be digested, to do so sensations are food for the brain.
Some children with sensory integration problems will not sit, roll, crawl, or stand at the same developmental time as other children. A sensory integration disorder is not like a medical problem that can be determined in a laboratory test. We can observe the child in normal movements and sensory integration diagnostic tests. A trained observer can see the subtle differences between behaviour that is based on good sensory integration and that which is based on poor.