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Sensory Integration Jocelyn Borja ED 315- E. Umagat April 14, 2012
Objectives You will be able to: obtain the basic knowledge of sensory integration and the senses obtain awareness of different strategies (Dos and Don’ts) Learn how to address sensory needs
What is Sensory Integration? The ability to take in information through our senses and effectively utilize the information to respond to the demands of our environment.Copyright 2008 PresentationFx.com | Redistribution Prohibited | This text section may be deleted for presentation.
Sensory Integration 101• Developed by A. Jean Ayres, Ph. D• 30-year work span on SI – psychometric studies, clinical trials, single case system studies• Work Focused on Proximal Senses – Child’s primary use of senses
What are the Senses?• Tactile (Touch)• Auditory (Hearing)• Visual (Sight)• Gustatory (Taste)• Olfactory (Smell)• Vestibular (Balance)• Proprioception (Position and Movement)
Tactile• Provides information about size, shape, and texture of object(s)Strategies:• Velcro Strips on side students desk• Move child away from traffic area• Squishy Balls• Stress Balls• Squishy Pads• Bean Bags• Shaving cream
Auditory• Identify the quality and directions of sound(s)Strategies:• Head phones• PVC Pipes (Elbows)• Ear plugs• Tennis Balls on bottom of chairs• Away from loud noise (A.C.)• Vary tone of voice• Minimize sounds
Visual• Deciphers what we see• Guides our movements to ensure safety Strategies: • Sunglasses • Remove from flickering lights• Avoid numerous posters/decorations • Foldable dividers and organize workspace • Bright colors • Well-lit room
Gustatory & Olfactory• Permits us to taste and smell food and objectsStrategies:• Rubber bracelets to chew• Remove from scents• Do not use strong perfumes/ colognes• Remove glue• Beware of scented cleaning products (scented air freshener)
Proprioception• Awareness of the body’s position and movementStrategies:• Pencil Grip• Adaptive Scissors• Picking up a heavy object• Weights, weighted product• Body Wheelbarrow Walk
Vestibular• Ensures the body’s equilibrium when shifting position(s) Strategies: • Walking the Line • Sit on Exercise Ball • Sit on a “T” chair • Trampolines • Teeter totters • Swings
Summary• We use our senses in our everyday lives.• With or without a disability, everyone has a sensory or sensory needs.• As teachers, we need to find a way to meet those needs for our students.
References• Understanding Sensory Integration http://www.ldonline.org/article/5612/• Problem Behavior In The Classroom:Dealing With Children And Sensory Processing Disorders At School http://www.sensory-processing-disorder.com/problem-behavior-in-the- classroom.html• Sensory Diet Applications and Environmental Modifications:A Winning Combination http://www.ateachabout.com/news/sensory_diet_applications_review.asp• Five Practical Sensory Strategies for the Classroom http://www.specialeducationadvisor.com/five-practical-sensory-strategies-for-the- classroom/• Teaching Children with Sensory Motor Integration Deficits http://addadhdadvances.com/sensory-integration-disorder-tips.html
References• Sensory Integration Activities: Treatment That Works Skills That Matter http://www.sensory-processing-disorder.com/sensory-integration-activities.html• Sensory Modulation and Sensory Integration Activities for Home and School http://www.livestrong.com/article/14670-sensory-modulation-and-sensory-integration- activities-for-home-and-school/#ixzz1rpggEUkX• Teaching Students with FAS/FASD http://www.nofas.org/educator/teaching.aspx• Classroom Strategies for APD http://www.therapyfoundationsforeducation.co.uk/Classroom-Strategies• Classroom Therapy Balls for Children with ADHD Have Positive Effecthttp ://lifeskills4kids.com.au/resources/newsletter-article-archive/classroom-therapy-balls-for-children-with-adh
References • Sensory Integration Tips for Teachers http://www.spdbayarea.org/SPD_tips_for_teachers.htm • The Sensory Smart Classroom http://www.spdfoundation.net/newsletter/2011/02/feature-article.html • Handling Sensory Integration Disorder at School http://suzanne-mcintyre.suite101.com/handling-sensory-integration-disorder- at-school-a211555 • Socially Acceptable Strategies http://www.netplaces.com/sensory-integration-disorder/helping-children- manage-their-sensory-needs/socially-acceptable-strategies.htm • Positive Strategies for Children with Sensory Integration Challenges https://secure.ccie.com/exchangeaccess/articles.php? article_id=5017740&action=viewCopyright 2008 PresentationFx.com | Redistribution Prohibited | This text section may be deleted for presentation.