Sensory Integration Therapy

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*Summarize the theoretical base and basic therapeutic procedures for the following intervention programs: sensory integration therapy, Hanen, ABA, and Floortime. List references. The theoretical basis of ABA is operant conditioning, for Hanen the social linguistic development of normal communications and language, for floor time learning and language is based on emotional development, and SI is based on the writings of jean ayers Sensory Integration Therapy Theoretical base: Developed by Alma Jean Ayers Baker in the 1970’s, Sensory Integration is a theory of brain-behavior relationships. Ayers defines sensory integration as “the neurological processes that organize sensation from one’s own body and from the environment and makes it possible to use the body effectively within the environment.” Because sensory development is significantly different in persons with disorders such as autism that that of those with typical patterns of sensory development, therapists use the components of Ayers theory to help these people effectively interact with their environment. Additionally, it is important to note the major ideas of the sensory integration theory: “1. Learning is dependent on the ability to take in a process sensation from movement and the environment and use it to plan and organize behavior. 2. Individuals who have a decreased ability to process sensation also may have difficulty producing appropriate actions, which, in turn, may interfere with learning and behavior. 3. Enhanced sensation, as a part of meaningful activity that yields an adaptive interaction, improves the ability to process sensation, thereby enhancing learning and behavior.” Simply reading these major ideas help to abridge the main goals/reasoning for this therapy. Basic procedures: There are 3 main goals of intervention. First, it is necessary to redefine and reframe the

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