We learn through our senses:
- What we see
- What we hear
- What we touch
- What we smell
- What we experience through movement
Sensory Integration theory is a way of looking at how the brain and the body work together to process sensory stimulation.
Neurosensory Integration is the ability to take in, process, and organize information from our senses so that we can respond appropriately.
Chiropractors focus on the proper functioning of the brain and nervous system and its relationship to the full expression of health and function of the human body. In our evaluation of the health, taking a more in-depth look at the brain through these senses allows us to hopefully prevent future problems for a child such as (but not limited to) ADD/ADHD, Asperger’s, Learning Disorders, Autism, etc or help a child that has already been diagnosed through a more natural, causal aspect. Utilizing a sensory questionnaire and proper examination can help determine if there are areas that would benefit from optimization or needs assistance. It is the chiropractic approach of being proactive versus reactive to make sure that with many small children, they are avoiding “labels” or problems later.
This area is of personal interest to me. I was a neurosensory child and continue to have some difficulties interacting in public. I spent a lifetime destroying clocks where I would swear the minute hand was scraping at concert level decibels. I still get headaches at mall perfume counters and rarely light a candle in my home. I couldn’t stand people touching me (weird that I touch people all day) and my family thought that I had autism due to my extreme reactions to being held. I am still always in motion and talk WAY too fast. I was one of the lucky ones that I was able to “adapt” to many of these issues but many can’t or don’t. I want to help as many children as possible avoid having problems in school or socially due to improper integration.