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Chapter 8: Sensory Integration Problems in Children with Cerebral Palsy
Sensory integration is a normal part of human life. Without it we would not be able to make contact with our surrounding world. Our senses allow us to see, hear, smell, taste and touch; they tell us the position of our muscles and joints, as well as our movement, direction and balance. Receptors in our bodies transmit this sensory information in a continual flow to our brains, where it is constantly being processed, so that an appropriate response can be made.
For instance, the receptors in your inner ears may transmit information to the brain that you are losing your balance, having stumbled. The brain processes this information ...