In today’s world of advanced medical research and studies, there are several disorders that many children deal with. Sensory Integration Disorder or SID is one of the many disorders children can suffer from. SID is often mistaken for bad behavior or psychological issues. Sensory integration is extremely important for normal behavior and learning. Sensory Integration Disorder was discovered about 40 years ago and is just beginning to be discussed and identified more regularly.
Each of the five senses submit information to the brain, when a child cannot determine where exactly this information is coming from, they have Sensory Integration Disorder. A child struggling with SID receives mixed signals. Children and adults with normal sensory integration will be able to determine if they are receiving information to the brain from something they are seeing (eyes) or hearing (ears) and associate the sense with the function of the part of the body. with SID the brain cannot interpret the origin of the signal. One benefit for children suffering with SID is nuerofeedback. Neurofeedback teaches the brain how to accurately identify where the signals to the brain are coming from. The brain can learn how to interpret sensory information.
There are several toys available on the market to help children with sensory integration disorder. Toys are a great way to help children learn and cope with their issues. Moon sand is one of the top rated toys for children with SID. Moon sand is an excellent toy as it does not dry out and is soft and comfortable to touch. it comes in a variety of colors and is safe to use multiple times. Many kids with SID are afraid to touch things, and moon sand is a great tool to help with this fear.
Another beneficial toy for helping children with sensory integration disorder is a ball. Kiosk balls can help with the development of motor skills or to handle stress. Even small children can handle these types of balls as they are easy to grasp with tiny hands. Kiosk balls are very soft and made of natural latex rubber. Sensory balls are larger than kiosk balls, but not as soft. They are great for bouncing. Sensory balls have a unique texture and can be used for a variety of games including juggling and catch.
Finally, Perplexus is a great option for children who could benefit from using a toy with their hands but do not want a ball. Perplexus is a sphere with a puzzle inside that is solved by flipping and turning over the sphere. Perplexus spheres come in a variety of different puzzles that range in difficulty. These toys are great in helping children with sensory integration disorder because they help them develop motor skills, hand eye coordination, and dexterity.
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