This book is a practical guide to the effective treatment of cerebral palsy in children. It provides a set of principles by which to observe and analyze individual patients' problems and then plan treatment. With the help of this book, non-specialists working with children with cerebral palsy can make decisions and choose the appropriate therapeutic activities for each child. It includes examples of how to apply these principles to real-life situations, using easy-to-follow descriptions and illustrations. New to this revised edition is a chapter on sensory integration problems with children with cerebral palsy, which looks at ways of evaluating and then dealing with these problems. The author also integrates theory with practical skills more closely.
Chapter 8: Sensory Integration Problems in Children with Cerebral Palsy
Sensory Integration Problems in Children with Cerebral Palsy
What is Sensory Integration?
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 ...