Sensory Integration

Our Sensory Program

HOPE’s Sensory Integration

  • Sensory Rich OT Gym
  • Led by Licensed Occupational Therapist
  • Fun, structured, and challenging activities
  • Helps students better engage in the whole school experience

Why HOPE believes in Sensory Integration

  • Everyone experiences difficulty with sensory processing either daily or once in a while
  • Most children with Sensory Processing Disorders are academically capable but need help balancing their world
  • Sensory Integration helps foster academic success
  • Sensory Integration helps foster social success

blackboardWhat is Sensory Integration (SI)?

SI is the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses. Most daily activities involve sensory integration:

  • The way we “hear” sounds, i.e. a clock ticking in the background, the level of someone’s voice
  • The way something feels on our skin
  • Our reaction to the texture of food

What is Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)?

SPD is when the brain is unable to correctly interpret sensory information and respond appropriately.

Sensory Processing Disorder:

  • Is a condition when sensory signals don’t get organized into appropriate responses
  • Has a profoundly disruptive impact on every aspect of everyday life events
  • Is chronic
  • Affects 1 in 6 children severely enough to impact their lives