Sensory Integration Therapy

Sensory integration therapy is a type of occupational therapy that places a child in a room specifically designed to stimulate and challenge all of the sense. During the session, the therapist works closely with the child to encourage movement within the room. Sensory integration therapy is driven by four main principles:

Just Right Challenge (the child must be able to successfully meet the challenges that are presented through playful activities)

Adaptive Response (the child adapts his behavior with new and useful strategies in response to the challenges presented)

Active Engagement (the child will want to participate because the activities are fun)

Child Directed (the child's preferences are used to initiate therapeutic experiences within the session