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Sensory Integration

chapter 11 - Case-Smith

proximal (near) senses vestibular, tactile, proprioceptive
distal (far) senses vision & hearing
what is the significance of proximal senses on a child's SI development? they are primitive and primary and dominate the child's interactions with their environment/world in early life
Why did Ayres think that body-centered senses were important? She believed that body-centered senses were the foundation on which complex occupations were built
What was Ayres basic assumption? Brain function is a critical part of human behavior and key to understanding childhood development problems
Ayre's definition of SI the organization of sensation for use (in occupations)
What is the significance of sensory input in Ayre's view? Sensory INPUT to Ayres is sensory NOURISHMENT for the brain - much like food for the body
What is a sensory diet? a concept of providing individualized sensory experiences for a child with SI dysfunction in order to improve SI and brain function
Provides an optimal mix of sensory type activities for a specific child at just-right intensities A therapeutic sensory diet
what harm can too much sensory stimulation do? it can generate stress & result in a decrease in the individual's ability to cope with stress
What is necessary for sensory input to have an optimal effect on a child's development, learning & behavior? the sensory input must be organized and USED by the child to interact with their environment
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