ERIC Number: ED432071
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Sensory Integration and Its Effects on Young Children.
This paper provides an overview of the literature on sensory integration in young children. First it explains the importance of "sensory integration" in child development and normal functioning. It goes on to note signs of a sensory integration dysfunction (such as hyper-or hypo-sensitivity to touch, poor coordination, and poor behavioral control). Normal sensory development in infants is briefly reviewed. Effects of specific sensory impairments including the visual, tactile, and vestibular senses are noted. Examples of sensory integration dysfunction in autistic children are offered. Treatment for sensory integration dysfunction is discussed with emphasis on sensory integration therapy for tactile defensive children. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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