Sensory integration dysfunction is the ability to process certain information received through the sense. When an individual has sensory integration dysfunction he/she may be unable to respond to certain sensory information to plan and organize what he/she needs to do in an appropriate and automatic manner.
Dysfunction can affect each person in different ways and to varying degrees.
*responds negatively to unexpected /loud noise
*holds hands over ears
* cannot work with background noises
*prefers to be in the dark
* hesitates going up and down steps
*avoids bright lights
* avoids eye contact
* Avoids certain taste /smell that are typically part of children’s diet
* routinely smells nonfood items
*continually seek out all kind of movement activities
* hangs on other people, furniture, objects
*seems to have weak muscles
*Become anxious /distressed when feet leave the ground
*avoids climbing and jumping
*avoids playground equipmentS
*Avoids getting messy in glue, sand, finger paint
* in sensitive to certain fabrics
* touches people and objects an irritating level
ATTENTION, BEHAVIOUR AND SOCIAL
Jumping from one activity to another
* difficulty in paying attention
*has difficulty in making friends, does not express emotions
MANAGEMENT STARTEGIES THAT HELP THE CHILD WITH SENSORY INTEGRATION DYSFUNCTION
*giving advance notice of change to routine
* expanding abilities: actively working on broadening their range of skill areas and interests.
To providing feed back to the body to enable it to sensory regulate..
Educate the child’s adults cares of the trigger that spark in appropriate sensory reaction
*M. O. R.E program uses motor components, oral organization, respiratory demands and eye contact to assist with sensory regulation.