The highlighted links below are resources regarding sensory integration, sensory defensiveness and creating positive sensory experiences for your child. These are only brief explanations. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions and/or concerns you may have. Always consult a therapist before initiating a sensory stimulation program.
- Sensory Integration and Autism – This article describes our seven senses, sensory integration therapy and how children with autism can benefit from sensory integration.
- Sensory Defensiveness – There are different types of sensory defensiveness including tactile (touch), gravitational (movement and balance), auditory (hearing), and oral defensiveness (taste, smell, texture). This resource describes what sensory defensiveness is and characteristics of each type.
- Part 2 Sensory Defensiveness – Positive sensory experiences are necessary for a child’s development. This article discusses strategies to create positive experiences.
- Creating Rich Sensory Experiences – This resource also gives examples to create positive sensory experiences.
- Sensory Integration in the Classroom – This article briefly describes not just 5 senses, but our 7 senses. It describes why sensory integration is important in our classroom, providing a “sensory smart” class, how to provide sensory input in the classroom and adaptations for our students.
- Sensory Stimulation Kits – This article tells why a sensory stimulation kit can be important and tips for sensory stimulation kit use. Always consult a therapist before initiating a sensory stimulation program.
- Sensory Integration– What is sensory integration dysfunction? The article describes sensory integration, sensory integration dysfunction and characteristics of the disorder.