Understanding Sensory Processing Disorders. Developed by Connie Ortman, OTR Presented by Kim Denny-Newkirk, OTR Outreach Services of Indiana http://www.in.gov/fssa/disability/services/seoutreach/index.html. Course Objectives.
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Connie Ortman, OTR
Kim Denny-Newkirk, OTR
Outreach Services of Indiana
Tells us we are moving, surrounded by something that is moving or on something moving
Receptors located in inner ear
Tells up from down
Influences concept of outside space
Proprioceptive System body awareness
Tells us where the body parts are without having to look at them
Receptors are located in muscles, tendons, and ligament around joints
Provides sense of the contents of the bodyInternal Sensations
*Dysfunction can occur at any stage of the process.
These individuals are said to have a Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) or in some literature Sensory Integrative Dysfunction (SID).
For more information go to:http://www.sinetwork.org/aboutspd/whatisspd.html
How do they respond to each type of sensory input?
Can they maintain an appropriate level of awareness to meet environmental demands?
Can they use their body effectively?
Symptoms of hypersentivity, defensiveness or sensory avoiding
(Regulation or Modulation)
Carol Stock Kranowitz "The Out-Of-Sync Child" (1995)from http://www.sensory-processing-disorder.com/sensory-processing-disorder-checklist.html
How much does this interfere with the quality of life or ability to function?
This person needs the help of others to participate or complete basic self-care needs
They are obviously uncomfortable for a significant portion of the day
They may engage in stereotypic, aggressive or self injurious behavior.
*for more examples of what it feels like to have a SPD go to:
* Discuss methods to review or monitor results of sensory diets or home program