Sensory Integration is the neurological process by which the brain organises and interprets sensory information. The brain is constantly receiving sensory information from the environment and from inside the body with which it has to make sense of what is happening around us. This process provides a crucial foundation for more complex learning and behaviour.
Sensory integration is part of the developmental process of childhood and matures through everyday ordinary play activities. However, for some children, sensory integration does not develop as efficiently as it should and results in a dysfunction known as Sensory Processing Disorder [SPD]. This difficulty is quite a common and can either exist on its own or with other diagnosis such as autistic spectrum, ADHD or other neuro developmental disorders.
SPD can result in a dysfunction to process any one of the following sensory systems:
Some signs of SPD include (SPD leads to difficulties in learning, motor skills and behaviour):