Who is the SI Therapy For?

Sensory integration is one of the most modern and effective methods applied in the therapy of children and teenagers who display difficulties with regard to:

  • Motor skills (poor motor coordination, retarded motor development, difficulties with keeping balance);
  • Emotional problems (excessive activity, irritability, problems with focusing attention); delayed speech development;
  • Mastering school techniques (problems of dyslexia, dysgraphia, dysorthography, problems with remembering and motivation for learning);
  • Hyperactivity (ADHD, ADD);
  • Hypersensitivity or hyposensitivity to various sensory stimuli;
  • Hypersensitivity to motion (negative response to motion, motion sickness).

As confirmed by many experiments conducted by therapists, it is also effective for children with:

  • Autism;
  • Asperger syndrome;
  • Fragile X syndrome;
  • Intellectual disability;
  • Cerebral palsy;
  • Down syndrome;
  • Other multiple disorders;
  • Risk groups: prematurely born children, children with perinatal injuries.
Literature (Violet F. Maas, Learning Through our Senses, 1998) indicates that SI disorders may affect 15-45% of the population.

Research has identified autism and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) as two of the biggest contributing conditions as well as learning disorders (i.e. Specific learning difficulties), developmental disabilities and fragile X syndrome.

Effective treatment for SPD is available, but far too many children with sensory symptoms are misdiagnosed and not properly treated. Untreated SPD that persists into adulthood can affect an individual’s ability to succeed in marriage, work, and social environments.