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The sensory integration paradigm aims to stimulate the senses, monitor their state and dynamics, and integrate them into a person’s action system. This promotes the development of higher mental functions such as language, reasoning, concept representation, and symbolic marking. Therapy includes activities that stimulate the sensory systems: hearing, touch, vestibular system, proprioception, and vision. The activities use a variety of balls, swings, brushes, and other specially designed therapeutic and recreational equipment.

Sensory integration is a subconscious process to elicit appropriate responses to stimuli. It is the basis for social behavior and academic learning. Sensory integration enables us to act and react to situations in a targeted way and to interact effectively with our environment. It is essential for the ability to maintain attention, coordinate movements, and make sense of our bodies and the outside world.

Symptoms of sensory integration disorders can include: