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Sensory Disorder

A powerpoint on Sensory Disorder that displays facts, statistics and accommodations within the classroom.

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Sensory Disorder

  1. 1. Brandy Gates
  2. 2. Our Seven Senses Movement-based Sensory :M Vestibular po Skills, body oto r sture nd es , j o i n t a eflex ceptive: r Proprio otion muscle m
  3. 3. What is Sensory Disorder?  Formally known as Sensory Integration Dysfunction.  Sensory Processing disorder is when parts of the brain have trouble receiving and responding to the information needed to interpret sensory (hearing, seeing, touch, smell, taste, and movement) information correctly.  The body “feels” the stimuli correctly, but the mind “interprets “ the stimuli incorrectly  A. Jean Ayres, Occupational Therapist and Neuroscientist referenced it as a “traffic jam”.
  4. 4. Background Information  Sensory Processing Disorder was defined by Anna Jean Ayres in the 1960’s.  Was excluded in the fifth edition of the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual)in December 2012.  73% - Males  Only published statistic from Dr. Lucy Jane Miller , reported a minimum of 1 in 20 children have Sensory Processing Disorder.  Commonly associated with other disorders.
  5. 5. Theories on the Disruption of Sensory Processing Prenatal/Birth: Complications during delivery Infections or Illnesses from mother Pre-term Wrapping of the cord Childhood: Chronic Ear Infections Allergies/Asthma Serious Injuries/Illnesses Jaundice Colic Abuse No interaction in the environment
  6. 6. Healthbeat: Sensory processing disorder |
  7. 7. Overlapping with other Disorders
  8. 8. Modifications in the Classroom            Offer Choices Consistency Use Eye Contact, as well as facial expression Sensory diet Walking – Taking strolls with an aide during specific intervals Brushing – A technique that is taught by their OT to brush themselves with a deep touch pressure (this is to be done in the bathroom stalls for joint compressions.) Listening to Calming music – using the ipod Fidgeting with objects – Give a child a ball to squeeze. Special place in line and seating in the classroom. Monitor the tone and volume of voice Conscious of body language The most important one is, as a teacher, you must accommodate based on how they respond. Each child with a sensory processing disorder is different.
  9. 9. References http:// Healthbeat: Sensory processing disorder |