Sensory Integration Therapy, Sensory Integration Disorder, Sensory Processing, Sensory Issues In Kids
A small active kid always tends to get his/her clothes and face dirty while playing outdoors, but what if the kid doesn’t realize that he/she is dirty, or doesn’t sense dirt on his/her body. Or there could be that the child is more sensitive to dirt or runny nose than normal. All these are signs of Sensory Integration Disorder or SID.
Sensory Integration Disorder(SID) is a disorder that affects the sensory organs or parts of the body. This disorder is majorly found in children and can be present in adults. It is characterized by an increase or decrease in the sensitivity of one or all senses.
Children diagnosed with SID experience different sensitivities than normal levels. This varies from child to child, with one experiencing hypersensitivity to one Experiencing hyposensitivity. Therefore, every child has to be treated as an individual with unique characteristics and treatments.
The most famous and proven way of treating SID is through occupational therapy.
How Occupational Therapy can help in treating SID
Sensory Integration Disorder is not very commonly diagnosed in children and is usually warded off by parents as something kids do. But it is important for parents to recognize the signs of SID at the earliest.
Once you start doubting whether your kid has SID, it’s time to consult a professional OT(Occupational therapist) such as the skilled OTs at Theracure. The OTs examine the child to make sure that he/she has it and to establish how to move on with therapy.