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Presentation 5: What are sensory integration (SI) and Disfunction of SI? M. Windsor, ScD, OTR/L

Intervention techniques (pictures and commentaries)

I would like to complete this section by sharing pictures of two children using special sensory integration equipment. These typical children (the son and daughter of two colleagues in South America) share with all children (clients or not) the active participation and enjoyment inherent in the equipment design and use. The name of the equipment and a brief explanation of its purpose will be provided. For your information, if you decide to purchase some of these items, be sure to buy from a reputable source (my favorites are listed); I have found that less expensive duplications may not have the correct weight and distribution necessary for safe, efficient, effective use. Sensory Integration Theory promulgates that sensation is nourishment to the brain (and the person). It is clear to me that the children with whom I work, have not enjoyed the sensory motor buffet of everyday life. Sharing their joy and sense of competency as they participate in successful, clinic-based activities with complementary home and school programs (sensory diets), has made occupational therapy practice extremely rewarding to me personally and professionally. If this is a service that will help you child, I wish enjoyment and success with your therapist.

Picture 1: Jumping on the trampoline  
Picture 2: Pulling on a scooterboard Picture 6: Moon swing
Picture 3: Balance and equilibrium Picture 7: Suspended bolster swing
Picture 4: Playing with a ball Picture 8: Padded flexion disc swing
Picture 5: Swing on a suspended tube Picture 9: Adapted frog swing


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