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Sensory integration therapy attempts to normalize sensory processing problems and guide a child towards a state of improved organization, normalized arousal, improved motor response/motor planning, and improved interactions with the environment and others. Treatment strategies include: sensory diets, therapeutic activities and guided activities. Activities are multi-sensory and provide opportunities for touch/deep pressure, movement and heavy joint work.
Individuals may be under or over sensitive certain sounds, tastes, visual input, textures, movement and other sensory input. A tendency to react negatively to or with alarm to sensory input is generally considered harmless or non-irritating is termed as sensory defensiveness.
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