Module two examines the process of sensory integration as outlined in Jean Ayres model and the four levels of integration and Sensory Processing Disorder as outlined by Dr Lucy Miller (2006) which is a simpler, more accessible approach for practitioners in schools.

Sensory Integration, Thresholds & Self-Regulation

Seven Principles of Sensory Integration

The seven principles of Dr Jean Ayres’ Sensory Integration model 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:

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)

The following chart represents Dr Lucy Miller’s Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and related support approaches:

• At its core, Dr Lucy Miller’s model of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) refers to the same ideas and principles as Jean Ayres Sensory Integration Dysfunction. 

• Miller’s approach uses greater parental and school involvement.

• Miller’s approach is simpler to follow and more accessible for the busy primary classroom. Therefore, when we move onto strategies and interventions, they will be based on Dr Lucy Miller’s Sensational Kids approach, as well as other proven interventions and support strategies.

Module Two: Knowledge Test