• Sensory integration disorder or dysfunction (SID) / Sensory Processing disorder (SPD) is a neurological disorder that results
    from the brain's inability to integrate, process, and respond to certain information received from the body's five basic sensory
    systems. These sensory systems are responsible for detecting sights, sounds, smell, tastes, temperatures, pain and the position
    and movements of the body. The brain then forms a combined picture of this information in order for the body to make sense of
    its surroundings and react to them appropriately. The ongoing relationship between behavior and brain functioning is called
    sensory integration (SI).  Sensory integration provides a crucial foundation for later, more complex learning and behavior.

    Sensory experiences include touch, movement, body awareness, sight, sound, smell, taste, and the pull of gravity. Distinguishing
    between these is the process of
    sensory integration (SI). While the process of sensory integration occurs automatically and
    without effort for most, for some the process is inefficient. Extensive effort and attention are required in these individuals for
    sensory integration to occur, without a guarantee of it being accomplished. When this happens, goals are not easily completed,
    resulting in
    sensory integration disorder (SID) / sensory processing disorder (SPD).