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Sensory Integration

Sensory integration is the ability to take in information through our senses (touch, movement, smell, taste, vision and hearing), and combine it with memories and knowledge stored in the brain to produce a meaningful response. It is a nonlinear process that is dependent upon the efficient integration of all of the sensory experiences, including environmental demands and the child’s personality. A child who is able to function appropriately within his/her environment is a child whose sensory system is intact.

In the typically developing child, sensory integration occurs when the child participates in everyday activities. The child’s love for sensory activities fuels an inner drive and motivation to conquer challenges. That drive urges the child to participate actively in experiences that promote sensory integration. The child explores the environment, tries new activities and strives to meet increasingly complex challenges.

Our occupational therapists have a wide range of sensory integration knowledge, both from professional development and on-the-job training.

For more information

For more information regarding Sensory Integration, email Bright Start or call us at (585) 377-2230.