Module One covers the definition and background of the theory of sensory integration, sensory processing and the integration of our 8 senses into  everyday life.

Principles of Sensory Integration Therapy

Sensory Integration Principles and practice are based on a range of assumptions about how we function as active humans within and as part of our environments. Understanding these assumptions is crucial in understanding how we can use sensory integration to support the growth of the pupils within our care.

The following graphic contains a number of images and corresponding principles of sensory integration therapy. Click the “turn” button at the bottom centre of the image card to reveal the information. Then proceed through each of the remaining principles by selecting the blue arrow at the bottom right of each card:

The image below contains a simple model for the principles of sensory processing. Select each of the plus icons (+) to learn about each step of this model:

The Eight Senses

The image below represents the eight senses that people use on a regular basis. Select each of the plus icons (+) to learn about each step of this model:

Now let’s take a look at the various categories of the eight senses. Select the left and right arrows underneath the image to advance through key areas of information contained on each the slides:

Sensory Integration Therapy

Eight principles of sensory integration therapy are represented below by an image with accompanying text underneath. Learn about each principle by slowly dragging the selector to the right until you have familiarised yourself with all three systems:

Module One: Knowledge Test