Helping Hyperactive Kids - A Sensory Integration Approach: by Ms. Lynn J. Horowitz MHS OT, Cecile Rost

By Ms. Lynn J. Horowitz MHS OT, Cecile Rost

Sensory integration has supplied aid to youngsters with habit, studying, and motor talents difficulties for over forty years. A therapy in keeping with play, it is helping little ones soak up, technique, and reply to details in a suitable demeanour. This booklet presents an entire evaluate and clarification of the remedy, in addition to useful sensory integration–based ideas that may be utilized by academics and fogeys to assist the hyperactive baby. This non-medical process can be utilized at the side of, or in its place for, conventional drugs.

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Maybe if he sees other children giving the teacher a paper, it will help his memory. Then the next step is figuring out where he put it. His own visual memory needs to help at this moment. He may remember that it is in his full book bag, but he may forget where in his book bag he put it. (Note that there are compensation techniques to help children with organization. ). Doing this allows the auditory system to help the visual memory. Q: Even though I can see my child is really tired, she is so busy at night that I cannot get her to sleep.

Attention is critical when making a plan. However, an ADHD child may not have the degree of perseverance or attention necessary to accomplish an unfamiliar task, or he may get mixed up due to the planning problem, and distracted and frustrated due to the situation. When the child develops a concentration problem, a well-trained SI therapist is needed to analyze which came first: the child’s poor attention or the planning problem. The ability to plan and organize a task requires being quick and efficient.

When we sleep, we are hardly conscious of stimuli. When we wake up, we often do not remember any more than that we have had a good night’s sleep. This day-and-night rhythm has four different levels of arousal. 1). Example: A hyperactive child who sleeps poorly is reacting to certain stimuli in his or her environment even while asleep. For example, the child may wake up if someone turns on a light. This is a disturbed reaction that should not occur during this period when a child’s level of arousal is limited.

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