OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY AND REHABILITATION : SENSORY INTEGRATION ROOM AND EQUIPMENT

Sensory Integration

Sensory experiences include touch, movement, body awareness, taste, sight, sound and the pull of gravity. The process of the brain organizing and interpretating this information is called sensory integration(SI). SI provides a crucial foundation for later, more complex learning and behavior.

 

For most children, sensory integration develops in the course of ordinary childhood activities. Motor planning ability is a natural outcome of the process, as is the ability to adapt to incoming sensations. But for some children, sensory integration does not develop as efficiently as it should. When the process is disordered, a number of problems in learning, development or behavior may become evident. SI is needed to perform self-help, social, community, motor and academic skills.

Testing of SI problems can be done through clinical observations or administration of a standardized test, the SIPT (Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests). Here at NTS, we have both physical and occupational therapists certified to administer the SIPT.

Occupational Therapy provides treatment with sensory motor and developmental approaches. Treatment programs focus on functional independence through visual-perceptual motor, upper extremity strength and coordination, sensory integration, oral-motor and self-help activities. Additional training of staff includes handwriting, sensory integration, NDT, vision, serial casting/orthotics, augmentative communication accessing, adaptive equipment and therapeutic listening. Occupational Therapy will be done with parents, educators, physicians, psychologists and other behavior specialists. Common diagnoses treated include cerebral palsy, motor incoordination, autistic spectrum disorders (ASD), and sensory integrative dysfunction.

 

SENSORY INTEGRATION KIT

 

 

 

Supported  by
CLINICAL PEDIATRIC ONLINE 

Yudhasmara Foundation 

JL Taman Bendungan Asahan 5 Jakarta Indonesia

phone : 62(021) 70081995 – 5703646 

email : judarwanto@gmail.com,

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Clinical and Editor in Chief :

WIDODO JUDARWANTO

email : judarwanto@gmail.com,

 

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