Sensory Integration Therapy Ideas

Sensory Integration Therapy Ideas
Sensory Integration Therapy Ideas

Looking for sensory integration therapy ideas, like activities you can do with your child to help them at home, or maybe things that could help them sleep better or be less picky about they eat? Here are a few sensory integration therapy ideas:

If your child exhibits tactile dysfunction, it is important to introduce opportunities for messy play without causing them to become distressed. It may help to introduce them to a less messy form of Play Doh. There is a large variety of different Play Doh recipes on the web (different textures, some without scent, etc.) See if you can find one that works for your child.

If you or your child has a hard time getting to sleep because of sensory integration, therapy ideas abound. You could try a nature sound machine or white noise machine, aromatherapy, weighted blankets, vibrating mattresses or pillows or various other sleep aids. If vestibular motion is a problem (if the child is getting either too much or too little), swings and swingsets can help the child who is getting too little stimulation, and gentler activities like therapy balls or swing chairs can help those children who may be fearful of movement.

There are many other sensory integration therapy ideas like these available on the internet. Since every child is different, it can be helpful to just look through these lists and try out different things to see what works.

Sensory Integration Therapy Ideas: How We Can Help
What happens when you've run out of sensory integration therapy ideas, and are still frustrated at your, or your child's, lack of progress? Might we suggest an another approach? While all the sensory integration therapy ideas above are certainly helpful, there is another method that too often left untried: brain training. The reason why brain training can help someone with a learning disability, or any neurological disorder, is that brain training attacks the problem at its source. The brain's cognitive skills (like auditory processing and visual processing) play a key role in communication between the senses and the brain. If auditory processing is weak or dysfunctional, a child usually has a hard time connecting written words on a page with the sounds that the words make. This is because the ears and the brain are not communicating. In the case of a person with sensory integration disorder who is hypersensitive or hyposensitive to loud noises, you can see how that could be connected to auditory processing disorders.

LearningRx brain training franchises are here to help enhance the lives of people with all kinds of neurological disorders — by applying brain training in a comfortable, focused, one-on-one setting where your child gets all the attention they need. Our trainers, since they only work with one child at a time, can adjust their methods to fit the needs of each individual student they see. That, combined with the excellent brain training methods we use, make our positive and encouraging brain trainers #1.

So, if you've run out of sensory integration therapy ideas and you are interested in what LearningRx brain training can do for you, please visit our LearningRx brain training website, or click here to search for a LearningRx brain training center near you.

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