What is Sensory Integration? The Deron School Discusses the Importance of This Therapy
Are you a parent of a special needs child wondering, “what is sensory integration and how can it help my child?” If so, you’re not alone. Sensory integration is the process by which the brain organizes and interprets information from the senses. It allows us to make sense of the world around us and respond appropriately. Sensory integration dysfunction can occur when there is a problem with this process.
Symptoms of sensory integration dysfunction can vary depending on the individual. Still, they may include difficulty paying attention, hyperactivity or impulsivity, poor fine motor skills, poor gross motor skills, clumsiness, low pain threshold, and unusual reactions to touch, sound, or movement.
At The Deron School, we are changing the face of sensory integration for students with special needs. Through teamwork and collaboration, our multi-faceted, tiered approach empowers students to take an active role in their well-being.
The Benefits of Sensory Integration
Sensory integration is a vital therapeutic intervention for individuals with special needs. It helps them develop the ability to process and respond to information from their environment effectively and meaningfully. This, in turn, can lead to improved social skills, communication, and behavior.
Some of the benefits of sensory integration include:
- Improved attention span
- Better regulation of emotions
- Increased ability to interact with others
- Improved fine and gross motor skills
- Increased academic achievement
The Deron School’s Sensory Integration Program
Our sensory integration program is based on the principle that all students should have access to sensory items. This includes a variety of objects such as balls, bean bags, and balance boards. We also have sensory nooks in our classrooms, providing a calm and safe space for students to take a break if needed. In addition, we have a state-of-the-art sensory room which is equipped with various sensory tools and equipment.
Using Verbal Behavior Therapy (VBT), we teach our students how to request the sensory input they need to be at their best. The final stage in teaching a student to self-regulate is understanding how to transfer this information to functional daily living skills to reach their greatest level of independence.
Choose The Deron School
The Deron School offers a state-approved private school program and services tailored to your child’s needs. If you believe that your child would benefit from our wide array of resources and services, don’t hesitate to contact us with any admission inquiries.