SENSORY INTEGRATION

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SENSORY INTEGRATION

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Running head: ATYPICAL DEVELOPMENTAtypical Development: Sensory IntegrationName:Course code & title:Institution:Instructor:Date:1ATYPICAL DEVELOPMENT2Sensory IntegrationSensory integration refers to the manner in which the nervous system receives sensoryinformation from the environment then converts them into the appropriate behavioral and motorresponses (Ayres, 2005). Successful execution of activities such as bicycle-riding, reading,requires processing of the acquired information leading to their ultimate expression in behavioraland motor expressions-this complex processing of sensory information in the nervous system iscalled sensory integration.It is pertinent for children to develop appropriate sensory integration capabilities at theexpected time or age. Failure to do so may significantly affect the childs negatively. Such adelay constitutes an atypical development in the childs life; this is called sensory processingdisorder.Sensory Integration Disorder (SID)This occurs when sensory information perceived from the surrounding are not organizedappropriately into the required responses. Neuroscientists have equated this to a traffic jam thatblocks particular brain areas from receiving information required to interpret sensory signalsappropriately (Iarocci, 2006).A child with sensory integration disorder experiences a difficulty in processing and actingupon sensory signals and this creates problems in actualizing each and everyday acti

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