What should I know about sensory integration?

When it comes to helping our loved ones, there is no thing we would not try. That is why concerned parents of children suffering from many diseases try to learn something about sensory integration. It is a kind of therapy that helps children understanding everything what is around them with the use of their senses.

People use sensory integration therapy in numerous cases. It is helpful in dealing with children having disorders such as dyslexia, dysortography, dysgraphia and dyscalculia, as well as children suffering from cerebral palsy, ADHD, Down syndrome, Asperger syndrome or autism.

There are many tools used in sensory integration therapy. One of them is so called sensory quilt, otherwise known as weighted blanket. It helps troubled children rest and sooth their unsettled mind by putting gentle pressure against their bodies while they sleep. This tool is highly recommended in the therapy of children with Asperger syndrome and autism.

It is not said that any sensory quilt would work as a helpful tool –it must meed some conditions. First of all, it always has to be custom made, otherwise it would not work properly. Size and weight of such quilt must be always adequate to child’s weight and height, so that it is not to heavy (causing discomfort, which is exactly the opposite of how it should work) or too light (not making any difference). It also should be made of natural fabrics, preferably anti allergic kind. When you have a quilt like that – then you can really think about taking advantage of sensory integration therapy.