Sensory integration or “sensory processing” is a term that refers to the way the nervous system receives messages from the senses (i.e taste, smell, auditory, visual, internal) and turns them into appropriate motor and behavioral responses. Successful completion of the activity requires processing sensation or “sensory integration”. Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD, formerly known as “sensory integration dysfunction”) is a condition that exists when sensory signals don’t get organized into appropriate responses. The Sensory Integration and Praxis Tests (SIPT) measures the sensory integration processes that underlie learning and behavior. By showing you how children organize and respond to sensory input, SIPT helps pinpoint specific organic problems associated with learning disabilities, emotional disorders, and minimal brain dysfunction.
Sensory Therapies And Research (STAR) Center Foundation Clinical Director and Founder: Lucy Jane Miller, Ph.D., OTR
Author of Sensational Kids: Hope and Help for Children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
First Photo: Susanne Smith Roley OTD, OTR/L, FAOTA during third SIPT course (right)