Sensory Processing and Occupational Therapy

Sensory Processing and Occupational Therapy

Watch Aoife from occupationaltherapyabc to learn how occupational therapy can be used to help children who struggle with sensory processing issues. This video shows a paediatric OT, discussing how OT works, and the benefits OT can provide for children.

What is sensory integration?

Sensory experiences include touch, movement, body awareness, sight, sound, smell, taste and the pull of gravity. The process of the brain organising and interpreting this information is called Sensory Integration. Sensory Integration (SI) provides a crucial foundation for later, more complex learning and behaviour.

What is Occupational therapy?

Occupational therapy is the use of assessment and intervention to develop, recover, or maintain the meaningful activities, or occupations, of individuals, groups, or communities. It is an allied health profession performed by occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants.

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