Sensory Integration Therapy

Many people with autism and other disabilities are also hypersensitive or under-sensitive to light, noise, and touch. Such sensory differences are sometimes called “sensory processing disorder” or “sensory processing dysfunction,”. Sensory disorders can be treated with sensory integration therapy, that is intended to help the patient regulate his or her sensory responses. The outcome of these activities may be better focus, improved behavior, and even lowered anxiety. Sensory integration approach typically takes place in a sensory-rich environment created specifically for an individual. Sensory-based therapies involve activities that are believed to stimulate the sensory system by providing vestibular, proprioceptive, auditory, and tactile inputs.