The five main senses are the following:
Aside from these, we have two other powerful senses:
- Gives us information about where our body and head are in space
- Affects our sense of balance and coordination of movement
- Gives us information about where our body parts are and what they are doing
- Affects reflexes and coordination of movement
Sensory integration is the ability:
- to take in information through senses (touch, movement, smell, taste, vision, and hearing),
- to put it together with prior information (memories, and knowledge stored in the brain),
- and to make a meaningful response.
In simpler terms, Sensory Integration is the process by which our senses work together to make sense of the world, and how we should behave in it.
As children grow, they learn to take in and process information from their sensory experiences with their environment. How efficiently they process this information affects their ability to perform everyday tasks. Sensory Integration sets a crucial foundation for later, more complex learning and development.
Children with Sensory Integration Difficulties have trouble coordinating and organising their senses. They may face difficulties with everyday tasks, affecting their attention, learning and behaviour. If your child develops consistent signs of the following, we can help!
Individualised One-on-One Therapy Plan
Based on a comprehensive assessment of your child’s sensory strengths and weaknesses, we will construct a personalised plan for his/her sensory development. Your child will receive one-on-one training with one of our qualified therapists, committing to your child’s growth.
Targeting your child’s holistic development, our program integrates different techniques such as play therapy, Floortime and Interactive Metronome, into your child’s therapy sessions.
Fun and Play-Based Activities
While activities like bouncing, spinning and climbing are fun, they are designed to challenge your child’s senses and are key tools in our sensory integration program.
Exciting Sensory-Rich Environment
Our specialised gyms – equipped with swings, trampolines and ladders guarantees your child a fully unique sensory experience every time.
Active Support for Parents
Our therapists will work closely with you, gathering weekly feedback and updating you with your child’s progress and achievements. As an added benefit, our therapist will teach you certain techniques you can use to facilitate your child’s development. Learn more about how sensory integration develops a child’s 7 senses in this helpful guide.
Team of Experts
Your child’s progress will be followed by our advisory board, consisting of occupational and speech therapists, and experts in sensory processing disorder.