Sensory Motor Integration

Sensory Motor Integration
Sensory Motor Integration

Sensory Motor Integration: An Explanation
Sensory motor integration is the synergistic relationship between the sensory system and the motor system. Since the two communicate and coordinate with each other, if one is problematic, the other can suffer as a result. The two involve receiving and transmitting the stimuli to the central nervous system where the stimulus is then interpreted. The nervous system then determines how to respond and transmits the instructions via nerve impulses to carry out the instructions (e.g. a hand-eye coordination movement).

Sensory Motor Integration: How Do You Know?
Sensory motor integration is common among children and adults. It doesn't affect a child's learning ability directly, but the resulting reaction usually does. The child can become easily distracted as a result of being emotionally insecure. Children who exhibit the following may have the deficit.
  • Difficulty with hand-eye coordination activities.
  • Perceived motor difficulty.
  • Motor planning delay.
  • Delayed visual processing.
  • Directional awareness difficulty.
Sensory Motor Integration: A Proven Remedy
When looking to fix the problem, the most effective remedial stance to consider is cognitive skills. Cognitive skills control and fuel the brain's ability to learn effectively. The ability for the bodies' systems (sensory, motor, etc.) to communicate and coordinate is managed effectively through cognitive skills. LearningRx offers an assessment to see if an individual child requires specific training to help overcome learning difficulties. We then train the problematic areas through a cognitive approach to maximize a student's potential while training the child's ability to overcome the difficulties holding them back. To find out more information about how LearningRx can help, contact a local center near you.

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